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Ruthenium Red MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Ruthenium Red
Tree Number(s)
D01.210.837
D01.625.800
D01.765.765
Unique ID
D012430
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012430
Scope Note
An inorganic dye used in microscopy for differential staining and as a diagnostic reagent. In research this compound is used to study changes in cytoplasmic concentrations of calcium. Ruthenium red inhibits calcium transport through membrane channels.
Entry Term(s)
Ammoniated Ruthenium Oxychloride
Pharm Action
Coloring Agents
Indicators and Reagents
Registry Number
11103-72-3
CAS Type 1 Name
Ruthenium red
Previous Indexing
Ruthenium (1972-1974)
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under RUTHENIUM 1975-90
History Note
91(75); was see under RUTHENIUM 1975-90
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1974/11/19
Revision Date
2005/07/06
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