croton oil


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croton oil

n.
A brownish-yellow, acrid-smelling oil obtained from the seeds of a tropical Asian shrub or small tree (Croton tiglium) and formerly used as a purgative.

croton oil

n
(Pharmacology) a yellowish-brown oil obtained from the plant Croton tiglium, formerly used as a drastic purgative. See also croton1

cro′ton oil`


n.
an oil, expressed from the seeds of the croton, Croton tiglium, that is a drastic purgative and counterirritant.
[1870–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.croton oil - viscid acrid brownish-yellow oil from the seeds of Croton tiglium having a violent cathartic action
Croton tiglium, croton - tropical Asiatic shrub; source of croton oil
oil - a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water
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Papillomas are induced in mice by applying 7,12-dimethylbenzanthracene twice to the backs of mice as a tumour initiator, followed by croton oil, as a tumour promoter, for several months.
For a medium peel, trichloracetic acid, (TCA) is used while phenol or croton oil are the most aggressive peeling agents, usually used for a one-off treatment.
For the anti-inflammatory activity rat paw edema (n=6), pleurisy induced by carrageenan (n=6) and ear edema induced by topical croton oil (n=6) models were used, and tail-flick test (n=6), abdominal constrictions induced by acetic acid (n=6), and formalin test (n=6), were used for the antinociceptive activity.
Croton oil, Tween 80, acetic acid, ethanol, petroleum (60-90[degrees]C), chloroform, ethyl acetate and n-butanol were purchased from Sinopharm Chemical Reagent Co.
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