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- trademark for merbromin
- ‘Walking from the train station to my grandfather's home, I saw a half-naked red-colored man sitting on the street and found that he had coated his skin with tincture of Mercurochrome to relieve his pain and prevent infection.’
- ‘As he said of one of his, ‘… a sliver of metal into my leg - the sort of injury the Army patched up with Mercurochrome and a Purple Heart.‘’
- ‘No special precautions necessary for the transport of Mercurochrome.’
- ‘I want to know whether the use of mercurochrome on skin cancers is advisable.’
- ‘In the late 1990s the FDA (in it's all knowing wisdom) silently banned Mercurochrome because of its imaginary danger to humans.’
Early 20th century: from mercury + Greek khrōma colour.
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