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Medical Term:

dimethyl sulfoxide

Pronunciation: di-meth'il sul-foks'id


A penetrating solvent, enhancing absorption of therapeutic agents from the skin; an industrial solvent that has been proposed as an effective analgesic and antiinflammatory agent in arthritis and bursitis.

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