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Introduction: Creosote

Description of Creosote

Creosote: A greasy substance with a smoky odor and burned taste created by high temperature treatment of BEECH and other WOOD; COAL TAR; or resin of the $CREOSOTE BUSH$. It contains $CRESOLS$ and POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS which are CARCINOGENS. It has been widely used as wood preservative and in PESTICIDES and had former use medicinally in DISINFECTANTS; LAXATIVES; and DERMATOLOGIC AGENTS.
Source: MeSH 2007

Hierarchical classifications of Creosote

The following list attempts to classify Creosote into categories where each line is subset of the next.

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