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A colorless liquid obtained from coal tar; used in the sterilization of catgut.
Synonym(s): pseudocumol
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The Table 13 presents trends of pseudocumene, mesitylene and hemimellitene concentration variations in selected tissues, including blood of animals exposed to single, as relative to repeated exposure to TMB isomers.
The patterns of changes of pseudocumene, concentrations in the solid tissues and blood were ambivalent or varied at similar levels that depended on the exposure magnitude instead of inhalation exposure time.
If it is assumed that the neurotoxic effect after 4-week exposure depends on the level of TMB isomers in blood, then the most potent isomer is pseudocumene, the blood level of which was dependent on exposure magnitude and practically independent of exposure time.
In our earlier studies, we had detected significant changes in the results of neurobehavioral tests, during which rats exposed by inhalation to pseudocumene or hemimellitene were given amphetamine, which is a strong psychostymulant.
Lower concentrations of pseudocumene metabolites in urine found in our study 4 weeks after exposure termination as compared with those after a single exposure may evidence the saturation of pseudocumene metabolic transformation in tissues.
Neurotoxic effects of acute and subchronic inhalation exposure to trimethylbenzene isomers (pseudocumene, mesitylene, hemimellitene) in rats.
Toxicokinetics and metabolism of pseudocumene (1,2,4-trimethylbenzene) after inhalation exposure in rats.
Pseudocumene in brain, liver, lung and blood of rats after single and repeated inhalation exposure.
Dimethylbenzoic acid isomers in lung, kidney, liver and urine of rats after single and repeated inhalation exposure to pseudocumene. Pol J Environ Stud.
Behavioral changes following 4-week inhalation exposure to pseudocumene (1,2,4-trimethylbenzene) in the rat.
Contrasting effects of 4-week inhalation exposure to pseudocumene or hemimellitene on sensitivity to amphetamine and propensity to amphetamine sensitization in the rat.