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DMSO

 
dimethyl sulfoxide, an industrial solvent that has the ability to penetrate plant and animal tissues and to preserve living cells during freezing. It has been used investigationally as an agent to increase the penetrability of other substances and as a topical analgesic and antiinflammatory. It has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in a 50 per cent solution for direct instillation into the bladder for the treatment of interstitial cystitis. A 90 per cent solution, which has been approved only for veterinary use, is believed by some to be beneficial in the treatment of muscle sprains and strains, arthritis, spinal cord injuries, and the aftereffects of stroke when it is applied externally and absorbed by the skin. Claims that it is effective for treating these disorders in humans have not been validated by research studies. It has been shown to produce some short-term side effects.

DMSO

Abbreviation for dimethyl sulfoxide.

DMSO

dimethyl sulfoxide.

DMSO

(dē′ĕm-ĕs-ō′)
n.
A colorless hygroscopic liquid, (CH3)2SO, obtained from lignin, used as an industrial solvent and in medicine as a penetrant to convey medications into the tissues.

DMSO

abbreviation for dimethyl sulfoxide.

DMSO

Alternative medicine
A substance that occurs naturally in minute amounts in certain foods, which has industrial and health-related applications. Animal studies have shown it to have analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, vasodilatory and other properties; up to the 1960s, DMSO had been administered orally, topically or parenterally by mainstream physicians for various conditions, including arthritis, bursitis, cancer, emphysema, mental illness and pain. In the face of its association with lenticular degeneration, DMSO was removed from general use; some practitioners of alternative healthcare continue to recommend DMSO for these and other uses.
 
Toxicity
Topical DMSO is associated burning, itching and an unpleasant odour.
 
Mainstream medicine
DMSO is FDA-approved for treating interstitial cystitis, and may be of use in treating scleroderma, sprains, arthritis, cerebrovascular accidents, familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy and acetaminophen hepatotoxicity. DMSO reduces the ice crystals formed in frozen section tissues from the operating suite, and may be an effective cryopreservative.

DMSO

Abbreviation for dimethyl sulfoxide.

DMSO,

DMSO

Abbreviation for dimethyl sulfoxide.

DMSO

dimethyl sulfoxide, an industrial solvent that has the ability to penetrate plant and animal tissues and to preserve living cells during freezing. It has bacteriostatic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, radioprotective, fibrinolytic and vasodilative properties, and inhibits cholinesterase and granulation tissue. DMSO also has been used as an agent to increase the penetrability of other substances. Only approved for veterinary use, it has found varied applications as a topical treatment for musculoskeletal conditions in horses and skin diseases, mainly in dogs.
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2010a) conducted a survey to compare the combination of DMSO and glycerol with ethylene glycol in the vitrification of testicular tissue from prepubertal pigs, and reported no significant difference in cell viability when they used different protocols.
Caption: Figure 4: Flow rate of PEDOT:PSS inks coated at the relative humidity ranging from 10% to 60% and the RMS roughness of the PEDOT:PSS thin films coated from the PEDOT:PSS ink of 80 vol% DMSO.
In this study, EG+DMSO was better than EG or DMSO for ovarian tissue vitrification; when ovaries equilibrated and vitrified in combination of cryoprotectants have enough penetration into cells and avoid the intracellular ice formation, then they could improve the efficiency of cryoprotectants.
2, 37% male) with knee OA, topical diclofenac solution with DMSO (Pennsaid, 40 drops applied 4 times daily) demonstrated superiority to vehicle-controlled placebo at 4 to 12 weeks (mean 8.
TPA and DMSO treatment was carried out for 24 hours after which media containing TPA and DMSO was as- pirated out.
Reduced numbers of neutrophils, lymphocytes, and monocytes were observed in the groups treated with either S-AC or W-AC compared to the group administered DMSO alone.
05) in the rate of sperm motility of the oil sources, fish, linseed and corn, with the same cryoprotectant DMSO, before freezing (Table 3).
En una prueba preliminar se determino que el mejor disolvente para la melatonina era el DMSO, debido a que la solucion es mas homogenea y a que el tiempo que la melatonina tarda en disolverse es mas corto, al ser comparado con el etanol.
The complex so obtained was found to be in soluble in water but soluble in organic solvents DMF and DMSO.