Medical Definition of Methyl aldehyde

1. Commonly used fixative and antibacterial agent. As a fixative it is cheap and tends to cause less denaturation of proteins than does glutaraldehyde, particularly if used in a well buffered solution (buffered formalin, formal saline). Old formaldehyde solutions usually contain cross linking contaminants and it is therefore often preferable to used a formaldehyde generating agent such as paraformaldehyde. Formalin fumes, particularly in conjunction with hydrochloric acid vapour, are potently carcinogenic. (20 Jun 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Methyl Aldehyde

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methscopolamine bromide
methsuximide
methyacrylate
methyacrylates
methyclothiazide
methyl
methyl-
methyl-CCNU
methyl-p-hydroxyphenyllactate esterase
methyl-tert-butyl ether
methyl accepting chemotaxis protein
methyl acetate
methyl acrylate
methyl alcohol
methyl aldehyde (current term)
methyl blue
methyl bromide
methyl chloride
methyl chloride transferase
methyl coenzyme M methylreductase
methyl coenzyme M reductase
methyl cyanide
methyl cysteine hydrochloride
methyl ethers
methyl ethyl ketone
methyl fluoride
methyl formate
methyl green
methyl green-pyronin stain

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