Definition: allyl obtained from Brassica nigra by the action of water on sinigrin and myrosin or produced synthetically; a vesicant, used in 10% solution in 50% alcohol as a counterirritant in neuralgia. Gives mustard its characteristic flavor and aroma.
Synonym(s): volatile mustard oil
See Also: mustard oil
Search Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.