Sal volatile

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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.