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Podophyllotoxin

"Podophyllotoxin" 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 lignan (LIGNANS) found in PODOPHYLLIN resin from the roots of PODOPHYLLUM plants. It is a potent spindle poison, toxic if taken internally, and has been used as a cathartic. It is very irritating to skin and mucous membranes, has keratolytic actions, has been used to treat warts and keratoses, and may have antineoplastic properties, as do some of its congeners and derivatives.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Podophyllotoxin" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Podophyllotoxin" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 9 publications over 8 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 1996
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