phosphoric acidmedical dictionary

O==P(OH)3; Orthophosphoric acid;a strong acid of industrial importance; m.p. 42.35C; dilute solutions have been used as urinary acidifiers and as dressings to remove necrotic debris. In dentistry, it comprises about 60% of the liquid used in zinc phosphate and silicate cements; solutions are used for conditioning enamel surfaces prior to applications of various types of resins.

(05 Mar 2000)