Dimethyl sulfoxide: Recent pharmacological and toxicological research

B. H. Ali*

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A survey of the literature published in the past 2 decades on the basic pharmacology, therapeutic uses and toxicity of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) is presented. A salient pharmacological action of DMSO is its ability to scavenge oxygen-free radicals implicated in xenobiotic-induced tissue damages when given before, during or several hours after the tissue insult. More trials with DMSO in diseases and conditions caused by oxygen-free radicals are warranted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-231
Number of pages4
JournalVeterinary and Human Toxicology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology
  • General Veterinary
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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