insect repellent

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insect repellent

A commercial preparation effective in repelling insects. Many insect repellents contain diethyltoluamide, an effective agent popularly known as DEET.

CAUTION!

When applying insect repellent, do not allow it to contact the eyes.
See also: repellent
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Citronella oil or lemon grass oil for insect repellant.
Toxic encephalopathy associated with use of insect repellant. J Pediatr 1979; 95:140-2.
Ross, 34, was rushed to hospital on his return, having contracted the disease even though he had taken anti-malaria tablets and used insect repellant.