ichthammol

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ichthammol

[′ik·thə·mȯl]
(pharmacology)
A viscid fluid obtained by the destructive distillation of certain bituminous schists, followed by sulfonation of the distillate and neutralization with ammonia; used as a weak antiseptic and stimulant in skin diseases, and occasionally as an expectorant.
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