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Descriptor English:   Formaldehyde 
Descriptor Spanish:   Formaldehído 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Formaldeído 
Synonyms English:   Formalin
Formol
Methanal
Oxomethane  
Tree Number:   D02.047.407
Definition English:   A highly reactive aldehyde gas formed by oxidation or incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons. In solution, it has a wide range of uses: in the manufacture of resins and textiles, as a disinfectant, and as a laboratory fixative or preservative. Formaldehyde solution (formalin) is considered a hazardous compound, and its vapor toxic. (From Reynolds, Martindale The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p717) 
Pharmacological Action:   Disinfectants
Fixatives
 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AD administration & dosage AE adverse effects
AG agonists AA analogs & derivatives
AN analysis AI antagonists & inhibitors
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CS chemical synthesis CH chemistry
CL classification EC economics
HI history IM immunology
IP isolation & purification ME metabolism
PK pharmacokinetics PD pharmacology
PO poisoning RE radiation effects
ST standards SD supply & distribution
TU therapeutic use TO toxicity
UR urine  
Record Number:   5691 
Unique Identifier:   D005557 

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