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deet

(dēt) diethyltoluamide.

DEET

abbreviation for diethyltoluamide, an insect repellant.

DEET

Diethyl(meta)toluamide. An insect repellent.

DEET

diethyltoluamide.
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Picaridin is another insect repellent that, like DEET, forms a vapor barrier to deter insects from getting close to the skin and biting, and can be used on both the skin and clothing, but it does not damage plastics or fabrics.
Another one was sensitive to increasing concentrations of sugar, and another cell was responsive to DEET and quinine.
The metabolism of DEET has been studied in animals or humans in many western countries, but is rarely addressed in Asia; yet it is not clear whether ethnic difference affects the metabolism as well as dermal absorption of DEET.
Knowing which cells make insects abhor DEET allows scientists to test other possible bug repellents by applying them to those neurons, Ray says.
Mean protection times provided by 25% DEET differed by 2 h, being shortest for large/mated Ae.
Researchers at Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea, found that thyme volatiles repelled mosquitoes as well as or better than DEET, and that thyme volatiles lasted as long as DEET.
Hands of the volunteer treated with different concentrations of Advanced odomos cream, DEET cream and a base cream without active ingredient (control) were introduced in different cages.
Repellents) with 10 to 40 percent DEET work well in most applications," says Roxanne Connelly, Associate Professor at University of Florida's Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate 2 formulations each of SS20 and Bayrepel against deet using volunteers acting as both treatment and their own control against Anopheles, Aedes, Coquillettidia, and especially Culex and Mansonia, the 2 most prevalent mosquito species in Kisumu, western Kenya.
Such findings were mostly explained by a strong synergistic interaction (in terms of death and knockdown effect) between DEET and propoxur (12).
The best bug deterrents contain the pesticide deet, and are considered safe as long as you follow package directions.
DEET (N,N-Diethyl-m-toluamide) C12H17NO is by far the most used insect repellent in the world, because it is the most effective repellent against mosquitoes and ticks.