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Ammonia – chemical compound of nitrogen and hydrogen (NH3). Ammonia represents colourless gas which can cause poisonings and irritates mucous membranes. Aqueous solution of ammonia (liquid ammonia) is applied as medicine, and also as a handwash of the surgeon.

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