Potassium aluminum sulfate, or ammonium aluminum sulfate,
used especially as an emetic (i.e., an agent that induces vomiting), an
astringent (i.e., a substance that contracts tissues), and a styptic (i.e.,
a substance that tends to check bleeding by contracting the tissues or blood
an odorless, colorless substance used as a topical antibiotic,
as an adjuvant in some vaccines and sometimes as placebo.
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