morrhuate sodium


morrhuate sodium
The sodium salts of the fatty acid s of cod liver oil; a sclerosing agent used in the treatment of varicose veins, mixed with a local anesthetic. [fr. Gadus morrhua, cod]

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mor·rhu·ate sodium 'mȯr-ə-.wāt- n a pale-yellow granular salt of morrhuic acid administered in solution intravenously as a sclerosing agent esp. in the treatment of varicose veins

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[USP] the sodium salts of the fatty acids of cod liver oil; used as a sclerosing agent, especially for the treatment of varicose veins and hemorrhoids, injected in solution into varicosities.

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