arsenic trioxide

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ar·se·nic trioxide

A poisonous, white amorphous powder, As2O3, used in insecticides, rat poisons, weed killers, pigments, and preservatives for hides and wood.
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arsenic trioxide

(Elements & Compounds) a white poisonous powder used in the manufacture of glass and as an insecticide, rat poison, and weedkiller. Formula: As2O3. Also called: arsenic
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ar′senic triox′ide

a white, tasteless, poisonous powder, As2O3, used chiefly in the manufacture of pigments and glass and as an insecticide or weed-killer.
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Noun1.arsenic trioxide - a white powdered poisonous trioxide of arsenicarsenic trioxide - a white powdered poisonous trioxide of arsenic; used in manufacturing glass and as a pesticide (rat poison) and weed killer
trioxide - an oxide containing three atoms of oxygen in the molecule
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The European Commission designated the medicinal product arsenic trioxide an orphan drug in October 2000.
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Other studies reported that oxidative DNA damage (urinary 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine) was repaired and returned to normal in patients 180 days after accidental oral intake of arsenic trioxide (Mahata et al.
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(2006) demonstrated that arsenic trioxide induces apoptosis by up-regulation of phosphorylated H2AX and may be one of the mechanisms by which arsenic trioxide acts as an antineoplastic agent (Figure 2).
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the effects of arsenic trioxide [As.sub.2][O.sub.3] on the myogenic differentiation of myoblasts in vitro and muscle regeneration in vivo.