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mercurous

 [mer´ku-rus]
pertaining to mercury as a monovalent element; containing monovalent mercury.
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mer·cu·rous

(mer-kyū'rŭs, mer'kū-rŭs),
Denoting a salt of mercury in which the ion of the metal is univalent, as in calomel, mercurous chloride, HgCl; the mercuric chloride is corrosive sublimate, HgCl2.
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mer·cu·rous

(mĕr-kyūr'ŭs)
Denoting a salt of mercury in which the ion of the metal is univalent.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

mer·cu·rous

(mĕr-kyūr'ŭs)
Denoting a salt of mercury in which the ion of the metal is univalent.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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As we already saw with the difference between mercurous and mercuric chloride, there are different degrees of toxicity when it comes to different mercury compounds.
When bound to other chemicals, mercury may have valence states of either +1 ([Hg.sup.+], or mercurous mercury) or +2 ([Hg.sup.++], or mercuric mercury).
Mercurous sulfide has been used historically as an effective antibiotic in eardrops.
The cream, marketed as "Crema de Belleza-Manning" for skin cleansing and prevention of acne, listed "calomel" (mercurous chloride [Hg2CI2]) as an ingredient and contained 6% to 10% mercury by weight (1).
Doctors once prescribed mercurous chloride or calomel for heart patients.
The product label is printed in Spanish and lists 'calomel' (i.e., mercurous chloride) as an ingredient, but does not indicate the concentration.
Some additional names mercury might go by are: mercurous chloride, calomel, mercuric, and mercurio (FDA 2017).
[USPRwire, Wed Oct 24 2018] Mercury (I) sulphate, also known as dimercury sulphate or mercurous sulphate, is a metallic salt of sulphuric acid.
A three-electrode cell was employed in this investigation with a Pt counter electrode and a mercurous oxide (Hg/HgO/6.0 mol x [L.sup.-1] x KOH solution) as a standard reference electrode.