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Descriptor English:   Paraffin 
Descriptor Spanish:   Parafina 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Parafina 
Synonyms English:   Parafilm  
Tree Number:   D02.455.612
Definition English:   A mixture of solid hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum. It has a wide range of uses including as a stiffening agent in ointments, as a lubricant, and as a topical anti-inflammatory. It is also commonly used as an embedding material in histology. 
History Note English:   was in Cat D only 1963-82 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AD administration & dosage AE adverse effects
AA analogs & derivatives AN analysis
CS chemical synthesis CH chemistry
CL classification EC economics
HI history IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism PK pharmacokinetics
PD pharmacology PO poisoning
RE radiation effects ST standards
SD supply & distribution TU therapeutic use
TO toxicity  
Record Number:   10417 
Unique Identifier:   D010232 

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