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Nessler's reagent

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noun Ness·ler's reagent \ˈnes-lərz-\

Medical Definition of Nessler's reagent

  1. :  an alkaline solution of potassium mercuric iodide used in chemical analysis especially in a test for ammonia in aqueous solution (as when obtained from water, blood, or urine) with which it forms a yellowish brown color or precipitate—called also Nessler's solution


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