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Paraffin

"Paraffin" 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 mixture of solid hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum. It has a wide range of uses including as a stiffening agent in ointments, as a lubricant, and as a topical anti-inflammatory. It is also commonly used as an embedding material in histology.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Paraffin" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Paraffin" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 16 publications over 12 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 1991
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