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Dimethyl Sulfoxide MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Dimethyl Sulfoxide
Tree Number(s)
D02.886.640.150
Unique ID
D004121
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004121
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
DMSO
Dimethyl Sulphoxide
Dimethylsulfoxide
Dimethylsulphinyl
Dimethylsulphoxide
Dimexide
Rheumabene
Rimso
Rimso 100
Rimso-50
Sclerosol
Sulfinylbis(methane)
Pharm Action
Cryoprotective Agents
Solvents
Free Radical Scavengers
Registry Number
YOW8V9698H
Related Numbers
67-68-5
CAS Type 1 Name
Methane, sulfinylbis-
NLM Classification #
QV 60
Public MeSH Note
65
History Note
65(64)
Date Established
1965/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/07/05
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