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a phenol occurring in coal tar in two forms: α- or 1-naphthol and β- or 2-naphthol. It is used in dyes, insecticides, and pharmaceutical compounds. If excessive amounts are ingested, poisoning may result, characterized by anemia, jaundice, convulsions, and coma.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A hydroxynaphthalene, occurring in two forms: α-naphthol, a dye intermediate used in cytochemistry for l-arginine localization; and β-naphthol, also known as isonaphthol, used as an anthelmintic and antiseptic. Both forms are also used in the manufacture of dyes, organic chemicals, and rubber products.
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naphtholToxicology A white crystalline phenol derivative intermediate in the synthesis of multiple compounds including pharmaceuticals Toxicity Abdominal pain, glomerulonephritis, convulsions, circulatory collapse, skin pigmentation
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.