milk of bismuth

noun

Medical Definition of milk of bismuth

: a thick white suspension of bismuth hydroxide and bismuth subcarbonate in water used especially in the treatment of diarrhea

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“Milk of bismuth.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/milk%20of%20bismuth. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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