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amalgam capsule


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A round-ended hollow plastic cylinder containing amalgam alloy, mercury, and a mixing pestle. It is mechanically activated to bring the mercury into contact with the alloy and then vibrated in an amalgamator. The capsules are visually coded to designate different quantities (spills) of alloy and mercury.

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