aromatic ammonia spirit


aromatic ammonia spirit
aromatic ammonia spirit n a solution of ammonia and ammonium carbonate in alcohol and distilled water perfumed with the oils of lemon, lavender, and nutmeg and used as a stimulant, carminative, and antacid called also aromatic spirit of ammonia

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[USP] aromatic spirit of ammonia a preparation compounded of ammonium carbonate, strong ammonia solution, lemon oil, lavender oil, nutmeg oil, alcohol, and purified water; used as a respiratory stimulant in syncope, weakness, or threatened faint. In veterinary medicine, it is used as a respiratory and circulatory stimulant, and sometimes as a carminative and antacid.

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