Sal volatile

sal volatile --> aromatic ammonia spirit

A hydroalcoholic solution containing approximately 2% ammonia and 4% ammonium carbonate and the aromatics: lemon oil, lavender oil, and myristica oil. Used mainly by inhalation to produce reflex stimulation in persons who have fainted or are at risk of syncope.

Synonym: sal volatile, smelling salts.

Retrieved from ""
First | Previous (Sal soda) | Next (Salaam attack) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.