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1. C6H5OH; a crystalline colorless or light pink solid, melting at 109°F (43°C), obtained from the distillation of coal tar. It has a characteristic odor and is dangerous because of its rapid corrosive action on tissues.
PATIENT CARE Buffered solutions of phenol are used as skin peels to treat sun-damaged skin. SYN: SEE: carbolic acid
2. Any of the aromatic derivatives of benzene with one or more hydroxyl groups attached.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Phenol." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/759512/all/phenol.
Phenol. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/759512/all/phenol. Accessed November 15, 2019.
Phenol. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/759512/all/phenol
Phenol [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 November 15]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/759512/all/phenol.
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