from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A bitter-tasting resin obtained from the dried root of the mayapple and used in medicine as a caustic.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A resin obtained from the rootstalk of Podophyllum peltatum. It is used in medicine as a purgative, and seems to have the power of stimulating the secretion of bile.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Chem.) A brown bitter gum extracted from the rootstalk of the May apple (
Podophyllum peltatum). It is a complex mixture of several substances.
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- noun organic chemistry A
resinous powderobtained by precipitatingan alcoholic tinctureof the rhizomeof Podophyllum by means of water acidified with hydrochloric acid.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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The other option is to use more potent medications that your doctor must apply These include podophyllin, trichloracetic acid (TCA), bichloracetic acid (BCA), and interferon.
Apply 20% podophyllin solution in the same way until the wart turns brown.
Protect the area around the wart with petroleum gel before using podophyllin.
Other medicines that may work for genital warts: podophyllin
Other medicines that may work for skin infection: ampicillin, amoxicillin, erythromycin for infection after childbirth: procaine penicillin, amoxicillin, metronidazole podophyllin (Condylox, Podocon-25)
Women who are pregnant or breast feeding should not use podophyllin.
Often comes as a solution containing 10 to 25 percent podophyllin mixed with benzoin.
If podophyllin is not available, bichloroacetic acid can be used to shrink warts.
· For warts, use bichloroacetic acid or podophyllin.
Apply a small amount of bichloroacetic acid or podophyllin to each wart.