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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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