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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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(Elements & Compounds) dimethylsulphoxide
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dimethyl sulfoxide: a liquid industrial solvent, C2H6OS, approved for topical use to reduce inflammation and diffuse drugs into the bloodstream.
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DMSOV. dimethyl sulfoxide.
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