Entry from US English dictionary
Definition of thimerosal in English:
A local antiseptic for abrasions and minor cuts.
- Chemical formula: C9H9HgNaO2S
- Except for local hypersensitivity reactions, thimerosal has not been found to cause any harm.
- Steps were rapidly taken to remove thimerosal from vaccines by switching to single-dose vials that did not require any preservative.
- And because thimerosal is added in the manufacturing process, its presence may not even have to be disclosed on the labeling.
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