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Methylene Blue

"Methylene Blue" 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 compound consisting of dark green crystals or crystalline powder, having a bronze-like luster. Solutions in water or alcohol have a deep blue color. Methylene blue is used as a bacteriologic stain and as an indicator. It inhibits GUANYLATE CYCLASE, and has been used to treat cyanide poisoning and to lower levels of METHEMOGLOBIN.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Methylene Blue" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Methylene Blue" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 107 publications over 28 distinct years, with a maximum of 10 publications in 2013
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