phloroglucin, phloroglucinol, phloroglucol


phloroglucin, phloroglucinol, phloroglucol
An isomer of pyrogallol, obtained from resorcinol by fusion with caustic soda; used as a reagent with vanillin, as a decalcifier of bone specimens, and as an antispasmodic. [phloridzin + G. glykys, sweet, + -in]

Medical dictionary. 2011.