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cal·o·mel

(kal'ō-mel),
Mild mercury chloride; mercury monochloride, protochloride, or subchloride; has been used as an intestinal antiseptic and laxative; replaced by safer agents.
[Mediev. L., fr. G. kalos, beautiful, + melas, black]

calomel

(kăl′ə-mĕl′, -məl)
n.
A white or brown tasteless powder, Hg2Cl2, used as an insecticide and formerly as a purgative. Also called mercurous chloride.

calomel

(kal'o-mel) [Gr. kalos, beautiful, + melas, black]
A former name for mercury (I) chloride The term is still in use in “calomel electrode.”
Mercury (I) chloride.

calomel

see mercurous chloride.
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At the same convict establishment, Archibald Robertson, surgeon to the Cumberland hulk, trialled both treatments, and 'deeply lamented' having trusted them, especially since his treatment plan of oral hydration of cold water, mustard emetics, calomel and venesection had been working.
5% NaCl solution using saturated calomel electrodes (SCE) and graphite rods as reference and counter electrode, respectively.
A three electrode setup was constructed for this study, where carbon supported electrodes (1cm x 1 cm) were the working electrodes, the counter electrode was the Pt foil (1 cm2) while a saturated calomel electrode (SCE) served as reference electrode .
A glassy carbon disk electrode was utilized as the working electrode while a platinum wire and a saturated calomel electrode (SCE) were employed as the counter and the reference electrodes, respectively.
Para ello se utilizaron las recomendaciones dadas en la norma ASTM G5 y se empleo un contraelectrodo de grafito de alta pureza y un electrodo de referencia de calomel saturado (SCE, de las sigla en ingles satured calomel electrode).
Our standard remedies for ague were calomel, castor oil, and quinine, and they were not measured out on the apothecary's scales.
Alcott may have had lupus, and she probably died from mercury poisoning, acquired during her service in the Civil War, when she came down with typhoid and was treated with the "drug" calomel.
Tache y Lemoine (Guillen, 1987; Tache y Lemoine,1992) sostienen que la polarizacion de las armaduras no afecta la adherencia del acero al mortero durante un periodo de ensayo de 300 dias y potenciales de proteccion comprendidos entre -900 y -1500 mV medidos con respecto al ECS (electrodo de calomel saturado).
Other reported attempts at medical cures included the use of thyroid extract, dyes, diuretics and purgatives such as rhubarb, jalap and calomel.
Fluoride concentrations were determined after overnight hexamethyldisiloxane (HMDS)-facilitated diffusion according to the method described by Taves9 (1968) and modified by Whitford (10) (1996), using a fluoride ion-specific electrode (model 9409, Thermo Electron Corporation, Beverly, MA, USA) and a miniature calomel reference electrode (Accumet #13-620-79 Fischer Scientific, Pittsburgh, PN, USA), coupled to a potentiometer (290A, Orion Research Inc.
The Reference Electrode was Standard Calomel Electrode (SCE) and the Auxiliary Electrodes were Platinum.