"Mustard Gas" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Severe irritant and vesicant of skin, eyes, and lungs. It may cause blindness and lethal lung edema and was formerly used as a war gas. The substance has been proposed as a cytostatic and for treatment of psoriasis. It has been listed as a known carcinogen in the Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP-85-002, 1985) (Merck, 11th ed).
- Mustard Gas
- Gas, Mustard
- Di-2-chloroethyl Sulfide
- Di 2 chloroethyl Sulfide
- Sulfide, Di-2-chloroethyl
- Dichlorodiethyl Sulfide
- Sulfide, Dichlorodiethyl
- Sulfur Mustard
- Mustard, Sulfur
- Yellow Cross Liquid
- Bis(beta-chloroethyl) Sulfide
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Mustard Gas" by people in Profiles.
Weibrecht K, Rhyee S, Manuell ME, Longo C, Boyer EW, Brush E. Sulfur mustard exposure presenting to a community emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Jan; 59(1):70-4.
Matijasevic Z, Volkert MR. Base excision repair sensitizes cells to sulfur mustard and chloroethyl ethyl sulfide. DNA Repair (Amst). 2007 Jun 01; 6(6):733-41.
Ludlum DB, Kent S, Mehta JR. Formation of O6-ethylthioethylguanine in DNA by reaction with the sulfur mustard, chloroethyl sulfide, and its apparent lack of repair by O6-alkylguanine-DNA alkyltransferase. Carcinogenesis. 1986 Jul; 7(7):1203-6.