Seidlitz powders

plural noun 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

Origin and Etymology of seidlitz powders

Sedlitz (Sedlčany), village in Bohemia; from the similarity of their effect to that of the water of the village


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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