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Dimethyl Sulfoxide

"Dimethyl Sulfoxide" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A highly polar organic liquid, that is used widely as a chemical solvent. Because of its ability to penetrate biological membranes, it is used as a vehicle for topical application of pharmaceuticals. It is also used to protect tissue during CRYOPRESERVATION. Dimethyl sulfoxide shows a range of pharmacological activity including analgesia and anti-inflammation.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Dimethyl Sulfoxide" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Dimethyl Sulfoxide" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 137 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 9 publications in 2013
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.