Definition of Diethylene glycol

1. Noun. (organic compound) a clear, hygroscopic, odorless liquid, which is described by chemical structure formula HO-CH2-CH2-O-CH2-CH2-OH. it is toxic to human and animals. ¹



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Medical Definition of Diethylene glycol

1. An organic solvent chemically related to ethylene glycol. Upon metabolic conversion it becomes oxalic acid, which is toxic to the kidney. A sweet, viscous liquid that was used to make the infamous elixir of sulfanilamide that proved fatal to over 100 children in 1937, leading to the establishment of the FDA to monitor drug safety. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diethylene Glycol

diethylamide
diethylamides
diethylamine
diethylamines
diethylamino
diethylaminoethyl cellulose
diethylaminoethylcellulose
diethylaniline
diethylanilines
diethylbarbituric acid
diethylcarbamazine
diethylcarbamazine citrate
diethylcathinone
diethyldithiocarbamate
diethylene
diethylene glycol (current term)
diethylenediamine
diethylenes
diethylenetriamine
diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid
diethylenetriamines
diethylhexyl phthalate
diethylmaleate
diethylmalonylurea
diethylnitrosamine
diethylolamine
diethylphosphoryl butyrylcholinesterase
diethylpropion
diethylpropion hydrochloride
diethylpyrocarbonate

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