Meaning of Dobell's solution

Do'bell's solu"tion

Pronunciation: (dō'belz), [key]
— Pharm. Pharm.
  1. a clear, yellowish, aqueous solution of sodium borate, sodium bicarbonate, phenol, and glycerol, used chiefly as an antiseptic and astringent for the nose and throat.
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