Definition of Thiol

1. Noun. (organic chemistry) a univalent organic radical (-SH) containing a sulphur and a hydrogen atom; a compound containing such a radical ¹

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Definition of Thiol

1. a sulfur compound [n -S] : THIOLIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Thiol

1. 1. The monovalent radical -SH when attached to carbon; a hydrosulfide; a mercaptan. 2. A mixture of sulfurated and sulfonated petroleum oils purified with ammonia; used in the treatment of skin diseases. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thiol

thioic acid
thiol (current term)
thiol-dependent peroxidase
thiol activated haemolysins
thiol beta-lactamase
thiol endopeptidase
thiol enzyme
thiol ester
thiol proteinase

Literary usage of Thiol

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1. A Text-book of practical therapeutics: With Especial Reference to the by Hobart Amory Hare (1894)
"thiol is a substance introduced into medicine as a substitute for ichthyol, ... The liquid thiol occurs as a thin brownish- black neutral fluid, ..."

2. Canada Lancet (1891)
"thiol, which we have, at various times, during the past year and more, ... The reasons for giving thiol the preference over ichthyol are many and important, ..."

3. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1890)
"thiol is proposed as a cheaper substitute for ichthyol. It is obtained by the action of ... thiol is soluble in a mixture of water, alcohol, and ether. ..."

4. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1889)
"Ichthyol has found a rival in thiol, a new product of chemical synthesis, ... thiol consists of a brown fluid of the consistency of syrup ; it is completely ..."

5. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1901)
"Our work has shown that thiocyanates, RSCN, readily react with thiol acids, on the steam-bath, in at least two ways. ..."

6. Antisepsis and Antiseptics by Charles Milton Buchanan (1895)
"thiol is a mixture of sulphuretted hydrocarbons, it is an artificial substance ... thiol occurs in two forms; one, a liquid, which exists as a thin, ..."

7. Therapeutic Gazette (1894)
"The latter circumstance prevents a routine thiol treatment of erysipelas in hospitals. The author himself has recourse to thiol only in cases in which a ..."

8. Practical Therapeutics: Including Materia Medica and Prescription Writing by Daniel Mansfield Hoyt (1914)
"thiol is prepared by heating certain paraffin oils with 10 per cent, of sulphur, ... thiol should not markedly redden litmus paper. Actions and Uses. ..."

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