Argyrol


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mild sil·ver pro·tein

a complex prepared by the reaction of silver oxide with either gelatin or serum albumin. Black shiny crystals liberate silver and it was formerly widely used as a topical anti-infective on mucous membranes. Contains 19-25% silver, only a small fraction of which is ionizable. Can produce black or brown pigmentation due to deposition of reduced silver in the tissues.
Synonym(s): argyrol, silvol

Argyrol

(är′jə-rôl′, -rōl′)
A trademark for a silver-protein compound used as a local antiseptic.
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The commercial production of Argyrol was both simple and cheap.
Argyrol became so popular that it was also used for infections at numerous other sites ranging from the nose and throat, through the rectum and genitourinary tract, to the skin where it was additionally recommended for other noninfectious conditions such as psoriasis.
Nellie Nugent Somerville, a consummate Mississippi gentlewoman, led a petition campaign to require the use of argyrol drops in the eyes of newborn babies to prevent blindness from syphilis.
The organisation is, however, surely being coy in describing Argyrol, an antiseptic compound from which its founder derived his immense fortune, as being used 'in the prevention of infant blindness' when the drug's primary purpose was to treat gonorrhoea.
Barnes and German scientist, Hermann Hille, developed the pharmaceutical product Argyrol.