diethyltoluamide


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diethyltoluamide

/di·eth·yl·tol·u·am·ide/ (-tol-u´ah-mīd) an arthropod repellent, applied to the skin and the clothing.

diethyltoluamide

(dī-ĕth″ĭl-tŏl-ū′ă-mīd),

DEET

An effective insect repellent, esp. for repelling arthropods such as ticks and mosquitoes and flies.

diethyltoluamide (DEET)

An insect repellant formulated as a lotion, spray or roll-on preparation that can be applied to the skin to repel mosquitos and reduce the risk of malaria. The drug is on the WHO official list.

diethyltoluamide

an insect repellent used on dogs and cats. Toxicity has been reported with vomiting, tremors and seizures. Called also DEET.
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She was well during the trip, taking mefloquine for malaria prophylaxis, applying diethyltoluamide, and wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants while in the jungle, although she would change to shorts at night while indoors.
The active ingredient in most insect repellents is diethyltoluamide (die-EH-thil-tuh-LOO-ah-mide), commonly known as DEET While considered the most effective repellent, DEET may cause irritation or rashes on sensitive skin.
Tick repellent such as diethyltoluamide can be applied to the skin.