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]
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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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"A formula containing up to 1.6 percent Croton oil in 35 percent phenol is applied with a moist cotton tipped applicator over the entire vermilion surface: from the border to the wet-dry line."
terrestris before, during, and after papillomagenesis induced by 7, 12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene (DMBA) resulted in significant decreases in tumor incidence, tumor burden, and cumulative number of papillomas, as well as a significant increase in average latent period as compared with the control group treated with DMBA and croton oil. (9)
Plastic surgeons from the US and Europe cover the evolution of the use of different fat grafting techniques in facial rejuvenation, the use of toxins and fillers in facial plastic surgery, and skin peeling techniques with croton oil dissolved in phenol.
ATR-FTIR provides a faster and simpler method (operators can be easily trained) than GC-MS for monitoring changes in Croton oil composition over time and space.
Pretreatment with eugenol in DMBA croton oil induced skin carcinogenic mice model significantly suppressed the neoplastic morphological changes, restricting it at the premalignant stage.
The following drugs were used to execute the experimental protocols: Croton oil, hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (HTAB), tetramethylbenzidine (TMB), dexamethasone, rutin, gallic acid, ascorbic acid, chlorogenic acid, rosmarinic acid, solanine, DPPH, ammonium phosphate monobasic (all from Sigma, St.
The purpose of the present study was to optimize the extraction conditions for the isolation of palmatine from Tinospora cordifolia on the basis of central composite design and to understand the chemopreventive potential of palmatine in DMBA and croton oil induced skin carcinogenesis mouse model system.
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.
SD male rats were pretreated with KCT-01 (50 or 100 mg/kg, p.o.) and after 1 h, ear edema was induced on inner surface of the right ear by topical application of croton oil (5% solution in 100 [micro]L of acetone).
The toxic substances were found mainly in the bark and leaves of Croton tiglium and croton oil. In this study, we isolated phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) as an active component from Croton tiglium and investigated the action mechanisms in TLR signaling pathways.