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A toxic compound used in treating protozoal disease in animals, as a mordant in dyeing, and formerly as an emetic.
- ‘We had taken out a lot of simple medicines for our own needs, consisting for the most part of calomel, quinine, and tartar emetic.’
- ‘Brahmachari decided to improve the results over tartar emetic by using the sodium salt of antimonyl tartrate instead of the potassium salt.’
- ‘An experimental group of 50 male and 50 female rats was administered 5 ppm potassium antimony tartrate in water.’
- ‘He identified the label found at the prisoner's house as that which he had placed on the tartar emetic then purchased.’
- ‘The preferred thripsicide is tartar emetic which has the chemical name potassium antimony tartrate.’
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