resorcinol

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resorcinol

 [rĕ-zor´sĭ-nol]
a phenol with bactericidal, fungicidal, keratolytic, exfoliative, and antipruritic activity; used especially as a topical keratolytic in the treatment of acne and other dermatoses.

re·sor·ci·nol

(rē-zōr'si-nol),
A dermal antiseptic; pyrocatechol and hydroquinone are isomers of resorcinol.
Synonym(s): resorcin

resorcinol

(rĭ-zôr′sə-nôl′, -nōl′, -nŏl′) also

resorcin

(rĭ-zôr′sĭn)
n.
A white crystalline compound, C6H4(OH)2, with bactericidal, fungicidal, and keratolytic properties, used in the treatment of acne and other skin diseases and as a component of dyes and resin adhesives.

resorcinol

A drug used externally that softens and helps to remove the horny outer layer of the skin. A keratolytic drug. A brand name for a preparation containing resorcinol is Eskamel.

re·sor·ci·nol

(rē-zōr'si-nol)
A dermal antiseptic.