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salicylic acid

 [sal″ĭ-sil´ik]
a keratolytic and caustic, used to treat a variety of skin conditions, such as dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, acne, and psoriasis, and to remove calluses, corns, and warts. Its salts are the salicylates.

sal·i·cyl·ic ac·id

(sal'i-sil'ik as'id),
A component of aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid), derived from salicin and made synthetically; used externally as a keratolytic agent, antiseptic, and fungicide.

salicylic acid

/sal·i·cyl·ic ac·id/ (sal″ĭ-sil´ik) a topical keratolytic and caustic; see also salicylate.

salicylic acid

(săl′ĭ-sĭl′ĭk)
n.
A white crystalline benzoic acid derivative, C7H6O3, used in making aspirin, as a preservative, and in the external treatment of skin conditions such as eczema.

salicylic acid

[sal′isil′ik]
a keratolytic agent.
indications It is prescribed in the treatment of hyperkeratotic skin conditions and as an adjunct in fungal infections.
contraindications Diabetes, impaired circulation, or known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are skin inflammation and salicylism.

sal·i·cyl·ic ac·id

(sal'i-sil'ik as'id)
A component of aspirin, derived from salicin and made synthetically; used externally as a keratolytic agent.

salicylic acid

A drug that softens and loosens the horny outer layer of the skin (the epidermis) and is used in the treatment of various skin disorders such as ACNE, PSORIASIS, ICHTHYOSIS, WARTS and CALLOSITIES. The drug is on the WHO official list. Brand names are Acnisal, Occlusal, Pyravlex, and Verugon. Numerous skin preparations contain salicyclic acid in conjunction with other ingredients.

Salicylic acid

An agent prescribed in the treatment of hyperkeratotic skin conditions and fungal infections.
Mentioned in: Warts

salicylic acid

o-hydroxybenzoic acid; used as a keratolytic. See also salicylate.
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of two sunflower hybrids subject to different levels of drought stress and role of salicylic acid and
However seed treatment of both hybrids with salicylic acid and ascorbic acid alleviated the adverse effects of drought stress and showed a marked increase for all the attributes while in contrast decreased mean time necessary for germination.
1999) explored that under deficit moisture conditions salicylic acid seed treatment stimulated germination of wheat seeds due to scavenging of reactive oxygen species reduced oxidative damage and increased antioxidant activity.
50 mg L-1 salicylic acid showed increased root and shoot length.
Improvement of essential oil percentage and yield per plant in response to salicylic acid application has been reported in basil and marjoram [45].
Spray of salicylic acid after the exposure to salinity stresses increases survival plants and decreases the severity of the stress injury in rosemary seedlings [79].
Data presented in Tables (1-3) show that all interaction treatments between foliar spray with ascorbic acid, salicylic acid and ascorbic acid + salicylic and tow locations caused an increase in plant height, number of branches, number of umbels, weight of seeds and straw (g/plant or kg/feddan) as well as seed and straw essential oil (% or L/feddan) in both regions compared to untreated plants of each region alone, except coriander straw (kg/feddan) under North Sinai alone, with each of ascorbic acid and salicylic acid decreased weight of straw (kg/feddan) to be the smallest by using that of ascorbic acid.
Salicylic acid is a plant growth regulator known as an endogenous signaling molecule, which is involved in various physiological processes in plants, such as growth regulation, photosynthesis, stomatal conductance, nutrient uptake, plant water relations and mechanisms of plant resistance and tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses [83, 55].
The significantly higher SSC in treated fruit of both cultivars than control support the finding of Elwan and El-Hamahmy (2009) where, contents of sugar were the lowest in leaves and highest in fruit when paper plants were sprayed with salicylic acid (SA).
The hydrolysis of sucrose by invertase regulates the levels of some plant hormones like indole-3- acetic acid, salicylic acid and jasmonic acid (LeClere et al.
Therefore, it is need of the time to find out some alternate which could be harmless for human health and protect the crop against the pathogen, So, the use of salicylic acid could be achieved the goal.
Acetyl salicylic acid as a promising fungicide for controlling certain fungi.