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Formaldehyde

"Formaldehyde" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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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)


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Formaldehyde" by people in this website by year, and whether "Formaldehyde" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 38 publications over 22 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 1994 and 1997
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