No obvious lag periods or shoulders and tailing were evident in any of the survivor curves of bacteria heated in this menstruum.
The resulting chemical complex is unstable and quickly hydrolyzes to various products dependent on the pH of the menstruum.
British Dictionary definitions for menstruum
noun (obsolete) (pl) -struums, -strua (-strʊə)
a solvent, esp one used in the preparation of a drug
a solid formulation of a drug
C17 (meaning: solvent), C14 (menstrual discharge): from Medieval Latin, from Latin mēnstruus monthly, from mēnsis month; from an alchemical comparison between a base metal being transmuted into gold and the supposed action of the menses