pyrogallol

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pyrogallol

(pī′rō-găl′ôl′, -ōl′, -ŏl′, -gô′lôl′, -lōl′, -lŏl′)
n.
A white, toxic crystalline phenol, C6H3(OH)3, used as a photographic developer and to treat certain skin diseases. Also called pyrogallic acid.

py′ro·gal′lic (-găl′ĭk, -gô′lĭk) adj.

pyrogallol

(pī″rō-găl′ōl″)
C6H6O3; a toxic chemical derived from gallic acid.

pyrogallol

; pyrogallic acid non-self-limiting, topical, keratolytic/caustic organic acid (also destroys fine nerve endings in skin); formerly used to treat verrucae; application causes a dense black skin stain; prepared as 40% paste in white soft paraffin (WSP) (pyrogallol ointment), or as 20% ointment with 20% wheat germ oil in WSP (WP ointment); Caution: it should be used with caution, i.e. on healthy feet, to a maximum of three consecutive applications, and never on patients with peripheral vascular disease, neuropathy or any other form of reduced tissue viability or compromised healing (e.g. diabetes); can cause haemolysis if applied to wide areas of skin
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