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Creosote MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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A greasy substance with a smoky odor and burned taste created by high temperature treatment of BEECH and other WOOD; COAL TAR; or resin of the CREOSOTE BUSH. It contains CRESOLS and POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS which are CARCINOGENS. It has been widely used as wood preservative and in PESTICIDES and had former use medicinally in DISINFECTANTS; LAXATIVES; and DERMATOLOGIC AGENTS.
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Beechwood Creosote
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Creosote, wood
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under CRESOLS 1975-90
Online Note
search CRESOLS 1966-74
History Note
91(75); was see under CRESOLS 1975-90
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Creosote Preferred
Beechwood Creosote Narrower
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