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Preparation. - By dissolving oxide of lead in acetic acid. Impurity. - Slight amount of carbonate. Test. - Its solution in distilled water is clear, or has only a slight milki-ness, which disappears on the addition of acetic acid.
Dose. - 1 to 4 grains.
Preparations in which Acetate of Lead is Used.
Glycerinum Plumbi Subacetatis.
Liquor ,, ,,
.......5 ounces to 1 pint.
Pilula Plumbi cum Opio (v. p. 522), 3 parts in 4. Suppositoria Plumbi Composita...l part in 5. Unguentum Plumbi Acetatis.........1 part in 38.
Uses. - The acetate is the preparation of lead most frequently used as a local application in inflammations, ulcers, ophthalmia, and gonorrhoea, or for its general actions on the system.