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Seidlitz powders

noun plural Seid·litz powders \ˈsed-ləts-\

Definition of SEIDLITZ POWDERS

:  effervescing salts consisting of one powder of sodium bicarbonate and Rochelle salt and another of tartaric acid that are mixed in water and drunk as a mild cathartic
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Origin of SEIDLITZ POWDERS

Sedlitz (Sedlčany), village in Bohemia; from the similarity of their effect to that of the water of the village
First Known Use: 1815
Medical Dictionary

Seidlitz powders

noun plural Seid·litz powders \ˈsed-ləts-\

Medical Definition of SEIDLITZ POWDERS

:  effervescing salts that consist of two separate powders with one made up of 40 grains of sodium bicarbonate mixed with 2 drams of Rochelle salt and the other of 35 grains of tartaric acid and that are mixed in water and drunk while effervescing as a mild cathartic

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