ammonium chloride

ammonium chloride n a white crystalline volatile salt NH4Cl that is used in dry cells and as an expectorant called also sal ammoniac

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[USP] a systemic and urinary acidifying agent and diuretic administered orally or by intravenous infusion. It is also administered orally as an expectorant. Called also a. muriate and sal ammoniac.

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  • Ammonium chloride — IUPAC name …   Wikipedia

  • ammonium chloride — n. a white crystalline compound, NH4Cl, produced by the reaction of ammonia with hydrochloric acid: it is used in medicine to correct alkalosis, and also in dry cells, fertilizers, dyes, etc.; sal ammoniac …   English World dictionary

  • ammonium chloride — Chem., Pharm. a white, crystalline, water soluble powder, NH4Cl, which produces a cooling sensation on the tongue, used chiefly in the manufacture of dry cells, in electroplating, and in medicine as an expectorant. Also called sal ammoniac. [1865 …   Universalium

  • ammonium chloride — amonio chloridas statusas T sritis chemija formulė NH₄Cl atitikmenys: angl. ammoniac; ammonium chloride; salmiac rus. аммоний хлористый; аммония хлорид …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • ammonium chloride — noun Date: 1869 a white crystalline volatile salt NH4Cl that is used in dry cells and as an expectorant called also sal ammoniac …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ammonium chloride — noun A water soluble salt of ammonia and hydrochloric acid, having the formula NHCl …   Wiktionary

  • ammonium chloride — ammo′nium chlo′ride n. chem. a white, crystalline, water soluble powder, NH4Cl, used chiefly in the manufacture of dry cells and as an expectorant Also called sal ammoniac Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • ammonium chloride — /əˌmoʊniəm ˈklɔraɪd/ (say uh.mohneeuhm klawruyd) noun a white granular powder, NH4Cl, used medicinally and industrially; sal ammoniac …   Australian English dictionary

  • ammonium chloride — noun a white salt used in dry cells • Syn: ↑sal ammoniac • Hypernyms: ↑salt …   Useful english dictionary

  • Zinc ammonium chloride — is commonly known as flux, and is used for galvanizing steel. It is 60% ammonium chloride and 40% zinc chloride in it. The pH of zinc ammonium chloride should be 4.2 …   Wikipedia

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