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.
- methylthioninium chloride
- methylthionine chloride
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