antimony potassium tartrate
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a chemical element, atomic number 51, atomic weight 121.75. (See Appendix 6.) Several of its salts are used in tropical medicine as treatments for schistosomiasis; however, they must be used with caution because they are potentially poisonous, causing symptoms similar to those of arsenic poisoning. adj., adj antimo´�nial.
antimony potassium tartrate a compound used in treatment of schistosomiasis, especially infection with Schistosoma japonicum.
antimony sodium tartrate a compound used in treating schistosomiasis.
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an·ti·mo·ny po·tas·si·um tar·trate
a compound used as an expectorant and in the treatment of schistosomiasis japonicum, although the drug is extremely toxic and must be administered slowly intravenously; common toxic manifestations are phlebitis, tachycardia, and hypotension; sudden deaths have been reported, chiefly from circulatory collapse.
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an·ti·mo·ny po·tas·si·um tar·trate(anti-mō-nē pŏ-tasē-ŭm tahrtrāt)
A potentially toxic compound used as an expectorant and to treat schistosomiasis japonicum.
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