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Introduction: Hydroquinone

Description of Hydroquinone

Hydroquinone: Produced as an inhibitor, an antioxidant, and an intermediate in the synthesis of dyes, motor fuels, and oils; in photographic processing; and naturally in certain plant species, Hydroquinone is a phenol derivative with antioxidant properties that can cause toxicity in several organs, notably the kidney. Used as a topical treatment for skin hyperpigmentation and in various cosmetic products, it is metabolized mainly to glutathione conjugates and forms mutagenic DNA adducts in in-vitro systems. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database

Hydroquinone: 1,4-dihydroxybenzene.
Source: CRISP

Hydroquinone: Related Topics

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Terms Similar to Hydroquinone:

  • p-Dihydroxybenzenes
  • para-Dihydroxybenzenes

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Hydroquinone

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

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Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Hydroquinone

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