stannous fluoride


stannous fluoride
A preparation containing not less than 71.2% of stannous tin and not less than 22.3% nor more than 25.5% of fluoride; used as a prophylactic against caries in dentistry.

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stannous fluoride n a white compound SnF2 of tin and fluorine used in toothpastes and oral rinses to prevent tooth decay

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[USP] a compound, SnF2, applied topically to the teeth as a dental caries prophylactic.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • stannous fluoride — noun a white powder that is used to fluoridate toothpaste • Hypernyms: ↑fluoride * * * noun : a white compound SnF2 of tin and fluorine used in toothpaste to combat tooth decay * * * a white, crystalline powder, SnF2, slightly soluble in water:… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • TIN — /tin/, n. taxpayer identification number. * * * Metallic chemical element, chemical symbol Sn, atomic number 50. It is a soft, silvery white metal with a bluish tinge, employed since antiquity in the traditional form of bronze, its alloy with… …   Universalium