Medical Dictionary

Fowler's solution

noun Fow·ler's solution \ˈfau̇-lərz-\

Medical Definition of Fowler's solution

  1. :  an alkaline aqueous solution of potassium arsenite formerly used in medicine (as in treating some diseases of the blood or skin)

Biographical Note for fowler's solution




(1736–1801), British physician. Fowler in 1786 published a collection of medical reports on the effectiveness of arsenic in the treatment of agues, fevers, and headaches. One of the remedies discussed was the potassium arsenite solution now known as Fowler's solution.

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