camphorsulfonic acid

noun cam·phor·sul·fon·ic acid

Definition of camphorsulfonic acid

  1. :  a white crystalline acid C10H15OSO3H made by reaction of camphor with sulfuric acid and acetic anhydride and used especially in the form of salts as a stimulant (as in heart failure, shock, or some types of poisoning) —called also betacamphorsulfonic acid

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