bismuth subcarbonate


bismuth sub·​car·​bon·​ate -ˌsəb-ˈkär-bə-ˌnāt, -nət How to pronounce bismuth subcarbonate (audio)
: a white or pale yellowish white powder that is a basic salt of varying composition obtained by reaction of a carbonate with a bismuth salt and used chiefly in treating gastrointestinal disorders, topically as a protective in lotions and ointments, and in cosmetics

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“Bismuth subcarbonate.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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