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Allantoin

Allantoin

Allantoin, a compound found in comfrey and many animals. Allantoin in animals other than primates is the end product of the breakdown of purines. It is used therapeutically to treat skin ulcers.


References
Leung, Albert Y. 1980. Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredient used in Food, Drugs and Cosmetics. John Wiley and Sons, N Y. 409 pp.

Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Stedman's Medical Dictionary. 24th edition. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 1982.

Windholz, Martha, Susan Budavani, et. al. 1976. The Merck Index. Merck and Co., Inc. New Jersey.