Meaning of aromatic spirits of ammonia

ar'omat'ic spir'its of ammo'nia

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— Pharm. Pharm.
  1. a nearly colorless liquid containing ammonia, ammonium carbonate, alcohol, and aromatic oils, used orally as an antacid and carminative and, by inhalation, as a stimulant in the treatment of faintness.
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