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Dimethyl Sulfoxide definition: A highly polar organic liquid, that is used widely as a chemical solvent. Because of its ability to penetrate biological membranes, it is used as a vehicle for topical application of pharmaceuticals. It is also used to protect tissue during CRYOPRESERVATION. Dimethyl sulfoxide shows a range of pharmacological activity including analgesia and anti-inflammation.
dimethylsulfoxide definition: highly polar organic liquid, that is used widely as a chemical solvent; because of its ability to penetrate biological membranes, it is used as a vehicle for topical application of pharmaceuticals; it is also used to protect tissue during cryopreservation; dimethyl sulfoxide shows a range of pharmacological activity including analgesia and anti-inflammation.
dimethyl sulfoxide definition: A colorless liquid that readily dissolves many chemicals and penetrates animal and plant tissues. It is used in human medicine, veterinary medicine, and pharmaceuticals.
dimethyl sulfoxide definition: A polar organic solvent. DMSO is a free radical scavenger that has been used to treat extravasation damage caused by anthracycline-based chemotherapy. Check for "http://www.cancer.gov/Search/ClinicalTrialsLink.aspx?id=39222&idtype=1" active clinical trials or "http://www.cancer.gov/Search/ClinicalTrialsLink.aspx?id=39222&idtype=1&closed=1" closed clinical trials using this agent. ("http://nciterms.nci.nih.gov:80/NCIBrowser/ConceptReport.jsp?dictionary=NCI_Thesaurus&code=C437" NCI Thesaurus)
Dimethyl Sulfoxide definition: A highly polar organic liquid that is used widely as a chemical solvent and a free radical scavenger. It shows a range of pharmacological activity including analgesia and anti-inflammation. Because of its ability to penetrate biological membranes, it is used as a vehicle for topical application of pharmaceuticals. It is also used to protect cells and tissue during cryopreservation and has been used to treat extravasation damage caused by anthracycline-based chemotherapy.