- a mixture of compounds obtained from Goa powder, used in the treatment of psoriasis and other skin conditions.
Origin of chrysarobin
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Succedaneum for Chrysarobin; very active reducer or "reactive."Merck's 1899 Manual
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The British pharmacopoeia has an ointment containing one part of chrysarobin and 24 of benzoated lard.
Pyrogallol is valuable, and is employed in the same manner and strength as chrysarobin.
It is less rapid than chrysarobin, but it rarely inflames the surrounding integument.
Chrysarobin is a valuable remedy, but must be used with caution; it may be employed as an ointment, five to ten per cent.
- a tasteless odourless powder containing anthraquinone derivatives of araroba, formerly used medicinally to treat chronic skin conditions
C20: from chryso- (referring to its golden colour) + araroba + -in
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