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naphthalene

 [naf´thah-lēn]
a hydrocarbon from coal tar oil, used as a moth repellent, fungicide, and preservative; it is toxic by ingestion, inhalation, and ingestion.

naph·tha·lene

(naf'thă-lēn),
A carcinogenic and toxic hydrocarbon obtained from coal tar; used for many syntheses in industry and in some moth repellents; naphthalene can cause an attack of hemolytic anemia in people with a deficiency of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase.
Synonym(s): naphthalin, tar camphor

naphthalene

Toxicology A crystal formed from 2 benzene rings, used for mothballs and insecticide Toxicity Headache, N&V, hematuria; if severe or prolonged exposure, cataracts, convulsions, hepatocellular necrosis and marked hemolysis, especially in Pts with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency

naphthalene

a hydrocarbon from coal tar oil; used as an antiseptic.

chlorinated naphthalene
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The heavy smell of napthalene hangs in the air; filters shade the fluorescent lights.
Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons or PAH are composed of a number of benzene rings, such as napthalene with two benzene rings: [FORMULA DATA OMITTED]
Somecontain one or more of three AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS:toluene, xylene, and napthalene -- and possiblyone ALIPATHATIC HYDROCARBON: n-heptane, and/orone ANESTHETIC: methylene chloride.
At foundry A, napthalene was detected in one of four samples from well 2A.
Its SIC equivalent codes are: 2869 - Industrial Organic Chemicals, NEC (except aliphatics, carbon bisulfide, ethyl alcohol, cyclopropane, diethylcyclohexane, napthalene sulfonic acid, synthetic hydraulic fluids, and fluorocarbon gases); and 2899 - Chemicals and Chemical Preparations, NEC (fatty acids).
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These include abdominal problems (sometimes necessitating surgery), hypokalaemia, hyperkalaemia, dental injury, napthalene poisoning (in pica for toilet air-freshener blocks), phosphorus poisoning (in pica for burnt matches), peritoneal mesothelioma (geophagia of asbestos-rich soil), mercury poisoning (in paper pica), lead poisoning (in dried paint pica and geophagia), and a pre-eclampsia-like syndrome (baking powder pica).
Traditional herbal medicines, some mycotoxins, napthalene, and styrene.