camphorsulfonic acid

noun

cam·​phor·​sul·​fon·​ic acid
¦kam(p)fə(r)ˌsəl¦fänik-,
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: 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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“Camphorsulfonic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/camphorsulfonic%20acid. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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