Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A colorless hygroscopic liquid, (CH3)2SO, obtained from lignin, used as an industrial solvent and in medicine as a penetrant to convey medications into the tissues.

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  • dimethyl sulfoxide

Etymologies

d(i)m(ethyl)s(ulf)o(xide).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Now, DMSO is a pretty straight forward product that is out there and easy to get.

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  • Big pharma will try to supress this under the argument that it isn't a pharmaceutical that treats or cures, yet DMSO is SO readily used in formulations in today's drugs.

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  • Since many effects of endotoxemia are due to the oxidative damage it causes, antioxidants such as dimethyl sulfoxide (commonly called DMSO) might have a protective effect.

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  • The drug combines a transdermal carrier (containing dimethyl sulfoxide, popularly known as DMSO) with diclofenac sodium, a leading NSAID, and delivers the active drug through the skin directly to the pain site.

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  • But some products such as DMSO, a byproduct of wood processing, can have unexpected side effects like skin irritation and vision impairment.

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  • In order to freeze-dry the cells, we first had to develop a method that would enable freezing in the absence of permeating cryoprotectant agents (CPAs) such as DMSO, glycerol or ethylene glycol, to name a few, and would enable the use of additives that have a high glass transition temperature (Tg) and that are solid at room temperature.

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  • Pennsaid, Nuvo's lead product, combines a transdermal carrier (containing dimethyl sulfoxide, popularly known as "DMSO") with diclofenac sodium, a leading non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug ( "NSAID"), and delivers the active drug through the skin directly to the site of pain.

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  • We demonstrate the utility of the new platform in measuring protein-protein interactions of purified products in buffer, in complex mixtures, and in the presence of different organic solvent spikes, such as DMSO and DMF, as these are commonly used in screening chemical compound libraries.

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  • Class 5 drugs consists of substances such as DMSO and the anti-ulcer medications, which have little or no ability to affect performance. "

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  • Those arm tattoos can be removed by soaking in DMSO and using sandpaper locally on the affected area.

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