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boric acid

 [bor´ik]
a mild acid used as a buffer. It was formerly used as a household antiseptic for treating minor irritations of the skin and eyes. Because the powder is highly poisonous when taken internally, and since other antiseptics are more effective, boric acid is no longer recommended. Boric acid ointment (for external use only) occasionally helps in cases of mild skin irritations and keeps gauze dressing from sticking to a wound. It is also used as a pesticide to kill ants and cockroaches.

bo·ric ac·id

(bō'rik as'id),
A weak acid, used as an antiseptic dusting powder, in saturated solution as a collyrium, and with glycerin in aphthae and stomatitis.
Synonym(s): boracic acid

boric acid

/bo·ric ac·id/ (bor´ik) H3BO3; used as a buffer and weak antimicrobial, and as a pesticide to kill ants and cockroaches. See also sodium borate.

boric acid

n.
A water-soluble white or colorless crystalline compound, H3BO3, used as an antiseptic and preservative and in fireproofing compounds, cosmetics, ophthalmic solutions, cements, and enamels.

boric acid

[bôr′ik]
a white, odorless powder or crystalline substance used as a buffer (H3BO3) and formerly used as a topical antiseptic and eyewash. Also called boracic acid, orthoboric acid.

bo·ric ac·id

(bōr'ik as'id)
A weak acid, used as an antiseptic dusting powder, in saturated solution as a collyrium, and with glycerin in aphthae and stomatitis.

boric acid

A mildly antiseptic drug used externally as a constituent of various skin preparations.

boric acid

weakly antiseptic dusting powder

bo·ric ac·id

(bōr'ik as'id)
A weak acid, used as an antiseptic dusting powder, in saturated solution as a collyrium, and with glycerin in cases of aphthae and stomatitis.

boric acid, boracic acid

has weak bacteriostatic, fungistatic and astringent activity, used topically and commonly as a buffer in eye-drops. Also used as an insecticide.
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