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Methylene blue

Introduction: Methylene blue

Description of Methylene blue

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Methylene blue -- Teratogenic Agent:
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Methylene blue: A synthetic basic dye. Methylene blue stains to negatively charged cell components like nucleic acids; when administered in the lymphatic bed of a tumor during oncologic surgery, methylene blue may stain lymph nodes draining from the tumor, thereby aiding in the visual localization of tumor sentinel lymph nodes. When administered intravenously, this agent, in low doses, may convert methemoglobin to hemoglobin. (NCI04)
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Methylene blue: 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.
Source: MeSH 2007

Methylene blue: Related Topics

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Methylene blue as a Disease

Methylene blue: Another name for Methylene blue -- Teratogenic Agent (or close medical condition association).
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Methylene blue: Related Diseases

Methylene blue: Methylene blue is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of Methylene blue (Methylene blue -- Teratogenic Agent)

Some of the symptoms of Methylene blue incude:

  • Bowel obtruction

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Terms Similar to Methylene blue:

Source: Diseases Database

  • Methylthionine Chloride
  • Swiss Blue

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Methylene blue

Source - MeSH 2007

Hierarchical classifications of Methylene blue

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