Mercury bichloride

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mercury bichloride --> mercuric chloride

(Science: chemical) mercury chloride (hgcl2). A highly toxic compound that volatises slightly at ordinary temperature and appreciably at 100 degrees c. It is corrosive to mucous membranes and used as a topical antiseptic and disinfectant.

Pharmacological action: anti-infective agents, local, disinfectants.

Chemical name: Mercury chloride (HgCl2)