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Related to selenium sulfide: tinea versicolor
a chemical element, atomic number 34, atomic weight 78.96, symbol Se. (See Appendix 6.) It is an essential mineral nutrient. Dietary sources of selenium include seafoods, kidney, and liver. Humans can adjust their homeostasis mechanism for selenium over a wide range of dietary intakes. Recommended intake levels are generally met from the diet, so that supplements are not necessary.
1. the sulfide salt of selenium, a topical antiseborrheic and antifungal applied topically to the scalp to control seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff; also used topically in the treatment of tinea versicolor.
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 mixture of crystalline selenium monosulfide and solid solutions of selenium and sulfur in an amorphous form, containing 52-55.5% Se; used in the treatment of seborrhea of the scalp or dandruff.
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Mixture of crystalline selenium monosulfide and solid solutions of selenium and sulfur; used to treat seborrhea of the scalp or dandruff.
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