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chrysarobin

[kris-uh-roh-bin]
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noun Pharmacology.
  1. a mixture of compounds obtained from Goa powder, used in the treatment of psoriasis and other skin conditions.
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Origin of chrysarobin

First recorded in 1885–90; chrys- + (ar)arob(a) + -in2
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Examples from the Web for chrysarobin

Historical Examples

  • Succedaneum for Chrysarobin; very active reducer or "reactive."

    Merck's 1899 Manual

    Merck & Co.

  • The British pharmacopoeia has an ointment containing one part of chrysarobin and 24 of benzoated lard.

  • It is less rapid than chrysarobin, but it rarely inflames the surrounding integument.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin

    Henry Weightman Stelwagon

  • Pyrogallol is valuable, and is employed in the same manner and strength as chrysarobin.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin

    Henry Weightman Stelwagon

  • Chrysarobin is a valuable remedy, but must be used with caution; it may be employed as an ointment, five to ten per cent.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin

    Henry Weightman Stelwagon


British Dictionary definitions for chrysarobin

chrysarobin

noun
  1. a tasteless odourless powder containing anthraquinone derivatives of araroba, formerly used medicinally to treat chronic skin conditions
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Word Origin

C20: from chryso- (referring to its golden colour) + araroba + -in
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