<biochemistry> The common name for NH3, a strongly basic, irritating, colourlessgas which is lighter than air and readily soluble in water. It is formed in nature as a by-product of protein metabolism in animals.Industrially, it is used in explosives, fertiliser, refrigerants, household cleaningsolutions, etc.

Ammonium hydroxide (NH4+), a solution of ammonia gas in water.

(09 Oct 1997)

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