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Dimethyl Sulfoxide

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.

Year introduced: 1965(1964)

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Tree Number(s): D02.886.640.150

MeSH Unique ID: D004121

Registry Number: YOW8V9698H

Entry Terms:

  • Sulfoxide, Dimethyl
  • Dimethylsulphinyl
  • Sulfinylbis(methane)
  • Dimethyl Sulphoxide
  • Sulphoxide, Dimethyl
  • Dimethylsulfoxide
  • Dimethylsulphoxide
  • DMSO
  • Rheumabene
  • Sclerosol
  • Rimso 100
  • Rimso-50
  • Rimso 50
  • Rimso50
  • Dimexide
  • Rimso

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