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Descriptor English:   Coal Tar 
Descriptor Spanish:   Alquitrán 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Alcatrão 
Synonyms English:   Clinitar
Tar, Coal  
Tree Number:   D20.749.354
Definition English:   A by-product of the destructive distillation of coal used as a topical antieczematic. It is an antipruritic and keratoplastic agent used also in the treatment of psoriasis and other skin conditions. Occupational exposure to soots, tars, and certain mineral oils is known to be carcinogenic according to the Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP 85-002, 1985) (Merck Index, 11th ed). 
Pharmacological Action:   Keratolytic Agents
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ST standards SD supply & distribution
TU therapeutic use TO toxicity
Record Number:   3061 
Unique Identifier:   D003033 

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