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Mild mercurial ointment

mild mercurial ointment --> blue ointment

A grease-based ointment containing 20% finely divided metallic mercury, formerly widely used for local application to the skin for the destruction of body lice. Risk is associated with transdermal absorption of mercury and a local dermatitis.

Synonym: mild mercurial ointment.


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