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eucalyptus oil

 [u″kah-lip´tus]
a volatile oil from fresh leaf of species of Eucalyptus, the chief constituent of which is eucalyptol; it is used as a pharmaceutical flavoring agent and as an expectorant and local antiseptic.

eu·ca·lyp·tus oil

the volatile oil distilled with steam from the fresh leaf of Eucalyptus globulus or some other species of Eucalyptus; contains not less than 70% of eucalyptol; used as an antiseptic and expectorant in cough lozenges and in vaporizer aromatics.

eucalyptus oil

Steam-distilled oil from Eucalyptus globulus, which is used as an expectorant and antiseptic, as a steam inhalant for asthma and respiratory infections and to soothe oral mucosae.

Toxic effects
Epigastric pain, nausea, vomiting, vertigo, ataxia, myasthenia, pallor, cyanosis, stridor, delirium, convulsions, stupor, transient coma or death. As little as 3.5 ml of eucalyptus oil may be fatal.

eu·ca·lyp·tus oil

(yūkă-liptŭs oyl)
Volatile oil distilled with steam from the fresh leaf of Eucalyptus globulus or other species of Eucalyptus; used as an antiseptic and expectorant in cough lozenges and in vaporizer aromatics.

eucalyptus oil

a volatile oil from fresh leaf of species of Eucalyptus, the chief constituent of which is eucalyptol.
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