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Acetaldehyde

A colorless, flammable liquid used in the manufacture of acetic acid, perfumes, and flavors. It is also an intermediate in the metabolism of alcohol. It has a general narcotic action and also causes irritation of mucous membranes. Large doses may cause death from respiratory paralysis.

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Tree Number(s): D02.047.064

MeSH Unique ID: D000079

Registry Number: GO1N1ZPR3B

Entry Terms:

  • Ethanal

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