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methylene blue

 [meth´ĭ-lēn]
a synthetic organic compound, in dark green crystals or lustrous crystalline powder, used in treatment of methemoglobinemia, as a stain in pathology and bacteriology, and as a diagnostic aid in the detection of the premature rupture of fetal membranes.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

meth·y·lene blue

(meth'ĭ-lēn blū), [C.I. 52015]
A basic dye easily oxidized to azure with dye mixtures; used in histology and microbiology to stain intestinal protozoa in wet mount preparations, to track RNA and RNase in electrophoresis, and as an antidote for methemoglobinemia; its redox indicator properties are useful in milk bacteriology.
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methylene blue

n.
A heterocyclic aromatic compound, C16H18N3SCl·3H2O, consisting of dark green crystals that form a deep blue solution when dissolved in water. It is used as an antidote for cyanide poisoning, an analytical indicator, and a bacteriological stain.
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methylene blue

Alternative oncology
A synthetic bacteriostatic dye that inhibits the growth of several experimental cell lines, which has been proposed as a therapy for certain cancers; used in combination with phototherapy, it may be useful for superficial bladder cancer.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

meth·y·lene blue

(meth'i-lēn blū)
A basic dye easily oxidized to azure, with dye mixtures; used in histology and microbiology, to stain intestinal protozoa in wet-mount preparations, to track RNA and RNase in electrophoresis, and as an antidote for methemoglobinemia; its redox indicator properties are useful in milk bacteriology.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

methylene blue

A solution of methylthioninium chloride that has been used to treat METHAEMOGLOBINAEMIA. It is also used as a bacterial stain and sometimes in surgery to demonstrate fistulas. The drug is on the WHO official list.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Methylene blue

A dye that is used to stain the blood cells for the reticulocyte count.
Mentioned in: Reticulocyte Count
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

meth·y·lene blue

(meth'i-lēn blū)
A basic dye easily oxidized to azure, with dye mixtures; used in histology and microbiology.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Since the G6PD level seen in our patients was normal, the methylene blue treatment was beneficial.
Patient was planned for one other methylene blue infusion on follow up.
Potassium permanganate and methylene blue showed maximum positivity (49.01%) while malachite green showed the least (43.13%) (Table 1).
Methylene blue is a compound of dark green powder, which yields a deep blue colour in solutions of water or alcohol.
This experiment was made intending to evaluate the effect of the initial methylene blue concentration ([C.sub.0] = 50 mg.[L.sup.-1]) due to the adsorbate/adsorbent contact time at room temperature.
For the patients who took the full dose of methylene blue, the adenoma detection rate increased by nearly 9%, compared with the placebo group, with detection rates of 56.29% and 47.81%, respectively.
The needle was advanced into the pterygopalatine fossa and, when it was considered by the veterinarian to be in close proximity to the maxillary nerve, injection of methylene blue dye was performed (Figure 1).
Treatments with 1% methylene blue (50 mg/kg, approximately 2 ml) and 2 ml of normal saline were administrated intraperitoneally at 10 min prior to reperfusion in the MB and IR groups, respectively.
This study is organized as follows: The forthcoming section introduces a new methylene blue test method, and the methylene blue tests of 15 cohesive soils were completed.
where Y is the response of interest (yield ([Y.sub.1]) and adsorption of methylene blue ([Y.sub.2])); [X.sub.1] and [X.sub.2] are the coded variables related to calcination temperature ([U.sub.1]) and calcination time ([U.sub.2]), respectively; [b.sub.0] is a constant, [b.sub.1] represents the weight of calcination temperature, and [b.sub.2] represents the weight of calcinations time; [b.sub.12] is the interaction effect between the calcination temperature and time; and [b.sub.11] and [b.sub.22] can be regarded as a curve shape parameter.