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sulfur

 [sul´fer]
a chemical element, atomic number 16, atomic weight 32.064, symbol S. (See Appendix 6.)
sulfur dioxide a colorless, nonflammable gas used as an antioxidant in pharmaceutical preparations; it is also an important air pollutant, irritating the eyes and respiratory tract.
precipitated sulfur a topical scabicide, antiparasitic, antibacterial, antifungal, and keratolytic.
sublimed sulfur a topical scabicide and antiparasitic.

sul·fur (S),

(sŭl'fŭr),
An element, atomic no. 16, atomic wt. 32.066, that combines with oxygen to form sulfur dioxide and sulfur trioxide; these two compounds combine with water to make strong acids. Sulfur combines with many metals and nonmetallic elements to form sulfides; it is mildly laxative, and has been used to treat rheumatism, gout, bronchitis, and, externally, skin diseases.
Synonym(s): brimstone
[L. sulfur, brimstone, sulfur]

sulfur

The American spelling of sulphur, and the accepted spelling by the Internation Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).

sul·fur

(S) (sŭl'fŭr)
An element, atomic no. 16, atomic wt. 32.066, which combines with oxygen to form sulfur dioxide (SO2) and sulfur trioxide (SO3); these combine with water to make strong acids, and with many metals and nonmetallic elements to form sulfides; used externally in the treatment of skin diseases.
Synonym(s): sulphur.
[L. sulfur, brimstone, sulfur]

sul·fur

(S) (sŭl'fŭr)
In oxide forms, added to water to make strong acids and used externally to treat skin diseases.
Synonym(s): sulphur.
[L. sulfur, brimstone, sulfur]
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However, the typical sulfur granules seen during surgery in two of the cases suggested actinomyces.
Sulfur granules are thought to be characteristic of actinomycotic infection but they reported only in 40% of the cases.
Some of the nodules showed neutrophil-filled microabscesses that contained the characteristic sulfur granules of Actinomyces.
Histologically, isolation of sulfur granules from tissue specimens is pathognomonic for the diagnosis of an actinomycosis.
The presence of macroscopic Actinomyces granules (also called "sulfur granules") in the exudate, in culture, and on histologic examination of the biopsy specimen is almost pathognomonic for actinomycosis.
The operation featured the first export shipment of sulfur granules from Mina Al-Ahmadi's Pier 30, on the vessel LADY AMNA, capacity of 32,000 tons, KNPC's CEO Mohammad Al-Mutairi.
In most cases, tissue biopsy with isolation of the organism from a clinical specimen or from sulfur granules is necessary for a conclusive diagnosis.
Sulfur granules or calcifications have been suggested as possible causes.