potassium hydroxide

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po·tas·si·um hy·drox·ide (KOH),

KOH; a strong, penetrating caustic.
Synonym(s): caustic potash

po·tas·si·um hy·drox·ide

(KOH) (pŏ-tasē-ŭm hī-droksīd)
Strong, penetrating caustic.
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Oliveira, Avaliacao do Estado Nutricional das Plantas, Associacao Brasileira para Pesquisa da Potassa e do Fosfato, Piracicaba, Brasil, 1997.
Producers think the baseball player would be ideal in the role as the famous artist's "factotum social secretary" Potassa.
POTAFOS: Associacao Brasileira para pesquisa da potassa e do fosfato.
ARGENTINA: Ferro, Gonzalez, Chavez, Huber (Cotelo 51), Perez, Ouinones (Mendieta 76), Mandrile, Vallejos, Potassa, Almeida (Gatti 62), Pereyra.
POTAFOS (Associacao Brasileira para Pesquisa da Potassa e do Fosfato).
Myrrh consists of volatile oil, resin (myrrhin), gum, ash, salts, sulphates, benzoates, malates, and acetates of potassa. It is partially soluble in water, alcohol, and ether.
The final step, performed at this time, one must remember, with no anesthetic but a little opium or alcohol, was cauterization, either through the application of nitrate of silver, or in cases of more severe infection, through the use of much stronger hydrate of potassa, or even the "actual cautery." a "white-hot iron" instrument.(76)