silver nitrate

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a chemical element, atomic number 47, atomic weight 107.870, symbol Ag. (See Appendix 6.) It is used in medicine for its caustic, astringent, and antiseptic effects. It is also used in dentistry in alloys, in soldering, and as cones to obliterate the root canal.
silver nitrate colorless or white crystals, used as a caustic and local antiinfective; an important use is in prevention of ophthalmia neonatorum.
silver protein silver made colloidal by the presence of, or combination with, protein; an active germicide with a local irritant and astringent effect.
silver sulfadiazine the silver derivative of sulfadiazine, having bactericidal activity against many gram-positive and gram-negative organisms, as well as being effective against yeasts; used as a topical antiinfective for the prevention and treatment of wound sepsis in patients with second and third degree burns.
toughened silver nitrate a mixture of silver nitrate with hydrochloric acid, sodium chloride, or potassium nitrate, occurring as white crystalline masses molded into pencils or cones; a convenient means of applying silver nitrate locally.

sil·'ver ni·trate

an antiseptic and astringent; formerly used externally, in solution, in the prevention of ophthalmia neonatorum; also used in the special staining of the nervous system, spirochetes, reticular fibers, Golgi apparatus, nucleolar organizer region, and calcium.

silver nitrate

A poisonous colorless crystalline compound, AgNO3, that becomes grayish black when exposed to light in the presence of organic matter and is used in manufacturing photographic film, silvering mirrors, dyeing hair, plating silver, and in medicine as a cautery and antiseptic.

silver nitrate

An astringent drug formerly used in solution to treat various conditions such as CONJUNCTIVITIS, OTITIS EXTERNA and cervical erosion. It causes black staining and is now seldom used in the Western world. The drug is on the WHO official list.

sil·ver ni·trate

(silvĕr nītrāt)
Antiseptic and astringent.
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After co-cultivation, cotyledonary node explants were transferred to selective medium (MS + 2 mg L-1 6-BA + 2 mg L-1 AgNO3 + 300 mg L-1 cefotaxime + 50 mg L-1 kanamycin).
Enhancement of shoot regeneration from cotyledons of Cucumis melo by AgNO3, an inhibitor of ethylene action.
A solution of Actaea racemosa extract was heated to 800 C and was then induced with 10-3 M of AgNO3. An immediate reaction took place.
Among the anions, Chloride (Cl) was analyzed by titration against AgNO3 using potassium chromate indicator and sulphate (SO4) by titration against EDT using erichrome-black tea indicator.
Tiny single-crystal cubes of silver can be made by adding silver nitrate (AgNO3) to a solution that donates electrons to the silver ions, allowing them to precipitate as solid silver.
1 ml of K2CrO4 10% was poured into each sample and titrated with AgNO3 0.02 mol/l solution until the sample's colour turned from yellowish to orange.
El uso de agentes inhibidores de la accion del etileno como el AgNO3, ha sido reportado como un inductor de la embriogenesis somatica (Carron, 1995a).
Synthesis of silver nanoparticles by solar irradiation of cell-free Bacillus amyloliquefaciens extracts and AgNO3 Bioresource Technology, 2012; 103(1) 273-278.