naphthalene(redirected from White tar)
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a hydrocarbon from coal tar oil, used as a moth repellent, fungicide, and preservative; it is toxic by ingestion, inhalation, and ingestion.
A carcinogenic and toxic hydrocarbon obtained from coal tar; used for many syntheses in industry and in some moth repellents; naphthalene can cause an attack of hemolytic anemia in people with a deficiency of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase.
naphthaleneToxicology A crystal formed from 2 benzene rings, used for mothballs and insecticide Toxicity Headache, N&V, hematuria; if severe or prolonged exposure, cataracts, convulsions, hepatocellular necrosis and marked hemolysis, especially in Pts with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency
a hydrocarbon from coal tar oil; used as an antiseptic.