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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Veterinary and Human Toxicology|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis