lunar caustic


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tough·ened sil·ver ni·trate

silver nitrate mixed with silver chloride and allowed to dry. Usually applied to the ends of small wooden applicator sticks or made available as pencils. These are used after wetting as a caustic chemical for the removal of warts and as local hemostatics.
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lunar caustic

n.
Silver nitrate in the form of sticks used in cauterization.
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Argent nitriticum

Homeopathy 
A homeopathic remedy formulated from acanthite, a silver nitrate. Argent nitriticum is used for fear and anxiety linked to an overactive imagination; it evokes sweating and palpitations, and it may be used to treat nervous bowel, pulsating headaches, uterine prolapse, menstrual dysfunction and conjunctivitis.
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