blue ointment

A grease-based ointment containing 20% finely divided metallic mercury, formerly widely used for local application to the skin for the destruction of body lice. Risk is associated with transdermal absorption of mercury and a local dermatitis. ... Synonym: mild mercurial ointment. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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blue ointment

Type: Term Definitions: 1. a grease-based ointment containing 20% finely divided metallic mercury, formerly widely used for local application to the skin for the destruction of body lice. Risk is associated with transdermal absorption of mercury and a local dermatitis. Synonyms: mild mercurial ointment
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