Dobell's solution
Dobell's solution Do*bell's" so*lu"tion (Med.) An aqueous solution of carbolic acid, borax, sodium bicarbonate, and glycerin, used as a spray in diseases of the nose and throat. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Dobell's solution — [dō belz′] n. [after H. B. Dobell (1828 1917), Eng physician] a solution of sodium borate, sodium bicarbonate, etc., formerly used as a mouthwash …   English World dictionary

  • Dobell's solution — Do·bell s solution ( )dō belz n an aqueous solution of sodium borate, sodium bicarbonate, glycerin, and phenol used as a spray for the nose and throat Do·bell dō bel Horace Benge (1828 1917) British physician. Dobell devoted much of his career to …   Medical dictionary

  • dobell's solution — (ˈ)dō|belz noun Usage: usually capitalized D Etymology: after Horace B. Dobell died 1917 English physician : an aqueous solution of sodium borate, sodium bicarbonate, glycerin, and phenol used as a spray for the nose and throat * * * /doh belz/,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dobell's solution — /doʊbɛlz səˈluʃən/ (say dohbelz suh loohshuhn) noun a clear solution of sodium borate, sodium bicarbonate, phenol, and glycerol, used as an antiseptic and astringent for the nose and throat. {named after HB Dobell, 1828–1917, English physician} …   Australian English dictionary

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