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methylene blue
Subject Category
W Physical and Chemical Sciences
Definition
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.
Definition Source
Medical Subject Headings 2015
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Used For
methylthionine chloride
methylthioninium chloride
Broader Term
dyes
phenothiazines
Related Term
methylene green
Spanish
azul de metileno
Term Number
34982