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Methanol

Methanol

Methanol, also known as methyl alcohol, wood alcohol, and carbinol, is a flammable, toxic fluid used as an antifreeze, industrial solvent, and in chemical manufacture.

Ingestion of methanol may cause severe acidosis, blindness and other effects on the central nervous system.


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

Thomas, C. L. 1985. Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary F.A. Davis Co. pub., Philadelphia. 2170 pp.