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Characters. - Opaque, prismatic crystals, or a crystalline or granular powder, slowly oxidised, and losing sulphurous acid on exposure to air, having a faint sulphurous odour, and a disagreeable sulphurous taste.
Dose. - 15 to 60 grains.
Uses. - The same as those of the sulphite.