saltpeter paper

saltpeter paper

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  • saltpeter paper — niter p …   Medical dictionary

  • paper — 1. A substance manufactured in thin sheets from wood, rags, or other materials. 2. A square of p. folded over so as to form an envelope containing a dose of any medicinal powder. 3. A piece of blotting p. or filter p. impregnated with a medicinal …   Medical dictionary

  • niter paper — paper impregnated with potassium nitrate, ignited and used as a moxa or for inhalation in asthma; called also saltpeter p …   Medical dictionary

  • Asthma paper — Asth ma pa per Paper impregnated with saltpeter. The fumes from the burning paper are often inhaled as an alleviative by asthmatics. [Archaic] [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Touch-paper — Touch pa per, n. Paper steeped in saltpeter, which burns slowly, and is used as a match for firing gunpowder, and the like. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • asthma paper — noun : paper impregnated with saltpeter whose fumes when burned are sometimes inhaled as an alleviative for asthma …   Useful english dictionary

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