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sodium thiosulfate

noun, Chemistry.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, Na 2 S 2 O 3 ⋅5H 2 O, used as a bleach and in photography as a fixing agent.
Origin of sodium thiosulfate
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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sodium-thiosulfate in Medicine

sodium thiosulfate n.
A translucent crystalline compound used in conjunction with sodium nitrite as an antidote in cyanide poisoning, as a fungicide in swimming pools and baths, and as a means to measure the extracellular fluid volume of the body.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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