alpha-naphthylthiourea

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α-naph·thyl·thi·o·u·re·a (ANTU),

(naf'thil-thī'ō-yū-rē'ă),
A derivative of thiourea; a highly toxic antithyroid agent, especially to small mammals, causing pulmonary edema, fatty degeneration of the liver, and low body temperature; used as a rat poison.

α-naphthylthiourea

a rodenticide. Causes fatal pericardial and pleural effusion and pulmonary edema in most domestic animal species if taken accidentally. Little used nowadays. Abbreviated ANTU.
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