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camphor

 [kam´fer]
a ketone derived from an Asian tree, Cinnamomum camphora, or produced synthetically; used topically for relief of itching and inhaled as a nasal decongestant.

cam·phor

(kam'fōr),
A ketone distilled from the bark and wood of Cinnamonum camphora, an evergreen tree of Taiwan and Southeast Asia and nearby islands, and also prepared synthetically from oil of turpentine; used in sundry commercial products and as a topical antiinfective and antipruritic agent.
[mediev. L., fr. Ar. kāfure]

camphor

(kăm′fər)
n.
A fragrant white or colorless crystalline ketone, C10H16O, obtained naturally from the wood of the camphor tree or synthesized from pinene and used as an insect repellent, in the manufacture of film, plastics, lacquers, and in medicine chiefly in external preparations to relieve mild pain and itching.

cam′phor·a′ceous (kăm′fə-rā′shəs) adj.
cam·phor′ic (-fôr′ĭk) adj.

camphor

A bicyclic alcoholic or ketonic terpene obtained from Cinnamomum camphora as whitish crystals; camphor is used topically as an analgesic, antipruritic, rubifacient, as a counterirritant for inflamed joints and a mouthwash; internally it is a carminative, decongestant and expectorant.

Toxicity
Prolonged exposure to camphor’s volatile oils may cause nausea, vomiting, delirium, coma and respiratory arrest.

cam·phor

(kamfŏr)
A ketone distilled from the bark and wood of Cinnamonum camphora, an evergreen tree of Taiwan and Southeast Asia and nearby islands, and also prepared synthetically from oil of turpentine; used in sundry commercial products and as a topical antiinfective and antipruritic agent.

cam·phor

(kamfŏr)
A ketone distilled from the bark and wood of Cinnamonum camphora; used as a topical antiinfective and antipruritic.
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Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora), a traditional remedy with the history of treating several diseases.
The fresh Cinnamomum camphora leaves were collected from the Central South University of Forestry and Technology, P.
Hao, "Ultrastructural studies on the natural leaf senescence of Cinnamomum camphora," Scanning, vol.
Tree species are rich and diverse, including Chinese banyan (Ficus microcarpa), camphor (Cinnamomum camphora), giant dogwood (Cornus controversa Hemsl), alder (Alnus nepalensis), and birch (Betula alnoides Buch Ham.).
2009a) and the fungus has been recovered from camphor tree, Cinnamomum camphora Presl, pondberry, Lindera melissifolia (Walter) Blume, and pondspice, Litsea aestiva lis (L.) Fernald (Smith et al.
Similar results were obtained for different quantities of Cinnamomum camphora biomass, in which the anisotropic nanostructures, such as the nanotriangles or nanoparticles with irregular shapes, were obtained at high quantities of biomass [20].
(Piperaceae) whole plant is mixed with a small amount of camphor [obtained from the wood of Cinnamomum camphora (L.) J.
Species 1 Michelia compressa 2 Trochodendron aralioides 3 Cinnamomum camphora 4 C.
Tree species Family Province(s) Number of specimens Phoebe zhennan Lauraceae Sichuan 21 Machilus nanmu Lauraceae Sichuan 6 Cinnamomum camphora Lauraceae Sichuan, Hunan 7 Phoebe neurantha Lauraceae Fujian 4 Schima superba Theaceae Fujian 1 Picea asperata Pinaceae Sichuan 6 (all the same collection)
These structures were identical with those of the Ag nanoparticles produced from the extract prepared from leaves of Cinnamomum camphora and phyllanthin, which was attributed to a similarity in the reductive agents present in both plant species [6,19].
Alternately, bark of Holarrhena antidysenterica is mixed with camphor and a slight amount of bark of Cinnamomum camphora (L.) J.