resorcinol
- r. monoacetate used externally in the treatment of acne, sycosis, and seborrhea.
- r. phthalic anhydride SYN: fluorescein.

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res·or·cin·ol -.ȯl, -.ōl n a crystalline phenol C6H6O2 obtained from various resins or artificially and used in medicine as a fungicidal, bactericidal, and keratolytic agent

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n.
a drug that causes the skin to peel. It has been used in skin ointments to treat such conditions as acne, but with prolonged use the drug is absorbed into the body, causing underactivity of the thyroid gland (myxoedema) and convulsions.

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re·sor·ci·nol (rə-sorґsĭ-nol) [USP] a bactericidal, fungicidal, keratolytic, exfoliative, and antipruritic agent, used especially as a topical keratolytic in the treatment of acne and other dermatoses, such as seborrheic dermatitis. Called also resorcin.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • resorcinol — /ri zawr seuh nawl , nol , rez awr /, n. Chem., Pharm. a white, needlelike, water soluble solid, C6H6O2, a benzene derivative originally obtained from certain resins, now usually synthesized: used chiefly in making dyes, as a reagent, in tanning …   Universalium

  • Resorcinol — El resorcinol o m dihidroxibenceno o 1,3 dihidroxibenceno es un sólido incoloro, soluble en agua con reacción ligeramente ácida. Se trata de un reductor leve …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • resorcinol — rezorcinolis statusas T sritis chemija formulė C₆H₄(OH)₂ atitikmenys: angl. resorcinol rus. резорцин ryšiai: sinonimas – 1,3 benzendiolis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • resorcinol — noun Date: 1880 a crystalline phenol C6H6O2 obtained from various resins or artificially and used especially in making dyes, pharmaceuticals, and resins …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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