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Nitroblue Tetrazolium MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Nitroblue Tetrazolium
Tree Number(s)
D03.383.129.617.700.500
Unique ID
D009580
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009580
Scope Note
Colorless to yellow dye that is reducible to blue or black formazan crystals by certain cells; formerly used to distinguish between nonbacterial and bacterial diseases, the latter causing neutrophils to reduce the dye; used to confirm diagnosis of chronic granulomatous disease.
Entry Version
NITRO BT
Entry Term(s)
Nitro-BT
Nitrotetrazolium Blue
Tetrazolium Nitroblue
Pharm Action
Indicators and Reagents
Registry Number
298-83-9
CAS Type 1 Name
2H-Tetrazolium, 3,3'-(3,3'-dimethoxy(1,1'-biphenyl))-4,4'-diyl bis(2-(4-nitrophenyl))-5-phenyl-, dichloride
Previous Indexing
Nitro Compounds (1973-1974)
Tetrazolium Salts (1972-1974)
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under TETRAZOLIUM SALTS 1975-90
History Note
91(75); was see under TETRAZOLIUM SALTS 1975-90
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1974/11/11
Revision Date
2016/05/31
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