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A clear, colorless liquid rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and distributed throughout the body. It has bactericidal activity and is used often as a topical disinfectant. It is widely used as a solvent and preservative in pharmaceutical preparations as well as serving as the primary ingredient in ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.

Year introduced: 1998(1963)

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Tree Number(s): D02.033.375

MeSH Unique ID: D000431

Registry Number: 3K9958V90M

Entry Terms:

  • Grain Alcohol
  • Alcohol, Grain
  • Alcohol, Ethyl
  • Ethyl Alcohol
  • Absolute Alcohol
  • Alcohol, Absolute

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