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Methylene Blue (Methylthioninium Chloride) Summary

Description: A compound consisting of dark green crystals or crystalline powder, having a bronze-like luster. Solutions in water or alcohol have a deep blue color. Methylene blue is used as a bacteriologic stain and as an indicator. It inhibits GUANYLATE CYCLASE, and has been used to treat cyanide poisoning and to lower levels of METHEMOGLOBIN.

Also Known As: Methylthioninium Chloride; Chromosmon; Methylene Blue N; Urolene Blue; Blue N, Methylene Show All >>

Networked: 1670 relevant articles (99 outcomes, 208 trials/studies) for this Drug

Key Diseases for which Methylene Blue is Relevant

  1. Methemoglobinemia : 7 outcomes 1 study in 125 results
  2. Neoplasms (Cancer) : 6 outcomes 18 studies in 156 results
  3. Breast Neoplasms (Breast Cancer) : 6 outcomes 11 studies in 48 results
  4. Cyanosis : 5 outcomes 1 study in 27 results
  5. Malaria : 4 outcomes 6 studies in 26 results
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Drugs Related to Methylene Blue

  1. Guanylate Cyclase (Guanylyl Cyclase)
  2. artesunate
  3. Nitric Oxide (Nitrogen Monoxide)
  4. 1-phenyl-3,3-dimethyltriazene (PDT)
  5. Doxorubicin (Adriamycin)
  6. Nitric Oxide Synthase (NO Synthase)
  7. NG-Nitroarginine Methyl Ester (L-NAME)
  8. Methemoglobin
  9. Heparin (Liquaemin)
  10. Hemoglobin M
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Therapies Related to Methylene Blue

  1. Photochemotherapy (Photodynamic Therapy)
  2. Catheters
  3. Combination Drug Therapy (Combination Chemotherapy)
  4. Thyroidectomy
  5. Anesthesia
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