aromatic ammonia spirit


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spirit

 [spir´it]
1. a volatile or distilled liquid.
2. an alcoholic or hydroalcoholic solution of a volatile material.
aromatic ammonia spirit (aromatic spirit of ammonia) a mixture of ammonia, ammonium carbonate, and other agents for use as an inhalant to revive a person who has fainted.

ar·o·mat·ic am·mo·ni·a spir·it

a hydroalcoholic solution containing approximately 2% ammonia, 4% ammonium carbonate, and the aromatics lemon oil, lavender oil, and myristica oil. Used mainly by inhalation to produce reflex stimulation in people who have fainted or are at risk of syncope.

aromatic ammonia spirit

Etymology: Gk, aroma, Ammon temple, ancient source of ammonium chloride salt, spiritus, breath
a strongly fragrant solution of ammonium carbonate in dilute liquid ammonia, oils, alcohol, and water. It is used as a reflex stimulus, an antacid, and a carminative to relieve flatulence. Also called aromatic spirit of ammonia.