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Croton Oil MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Croton Oil
Tree Number(s)
D10.212.507.375
D10.627.700.315
D20.215.784.750.315
Unique ID
D003436
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003436
Annotation
a dermatol agent & carcinogen
Scope Note
Viscous, nauseating oil obtained from the shrub Croton tiglium (Euphorbaceae). It is a vesicant and skin irritant used as pharmacologic standard for skin inflammation and allergy and causes skin cancer. It was formerly used as an emetic and cathartic with frequent mortality.
Pharm Action
Dermatologic Agents
Registry Number
8001-28-3
CAS Type 1 Name
Oils, croton
See Also
Phorbol Esters
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2006/07/05
Croton Oil Preferred
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