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Silver Nitrate

It is an agent used for preventing the growth of microorganism. But it cannot kill microorganisms.

Features:

it is in the form of colorless crystals freely soluble in water.

It is caustic, antiseptic, and astringent.

Its sticks are used for chemical cauterization of  granulation tissue.

Its 1:1000 solution is used for irrigation of bladder.

Its 10% solution is used for application to infected oral ulcers. 

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