from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The chlorid of any particular element or radical with maximum proportion of chlorin.
  • n. Specifically, an abbreviation of mercury perchlorid, mercuric chlorid or corrosive sublimate, when used as an antiseptic in surgery.


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  • In his first case he tried a mixture of iron perchlorid and potassium chlorate three times a day on a woman who had borne three dead children, with a most successful result.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • The following drench may be given three times a day, for seven or eight days, if it is necessary and appears to benefit: Tincture of the perchlorid of iron, 1 ounce; tincture of gentian, 2 ounces; water, 1 pint.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • If the hemorrhage is profuse and continues for several hours, 1 dram of the acetate of lead dissolved in a pint of water may be given as a drench, or 1 ounce of the tincture of the perchlorid of iron, diluted with a pint of water, may be given instead of the lead.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse


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