alphol

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Etymology[edit]

alpha +‎ -ol

Noun[edit]

alphol (uncountable)

  1. A crystalline derivative of salicylic acid, used as an antiseptic and antirheumatic.
    • 1897, David Cerna, Notes on the Newer Remedies, page 178:
      The therapeutic action of alphol is said to be similar to that of salol. Pancreatic and the intestinal juices decompose alphol into salicylic acid and alpha-naphthol. The new remedy is recommended as antiseptic, antineuralgic, and antirheumatic.

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