OBO ID: CHEBI:76310
Term Name: (+-)-menthol Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • (+/-)-menthol
  • d,l-menthol
  • DL-menthol
  • rac-(1R,2S,5R)-5-methyl-2-(propan-2-yl)cyclohexan-1-ol
  • rac-menthol
  • racementhol
  • racementholum
  • racementol
Definition: A racemate comprising equimolar amounts of (+)- and (-)-menthol. Both (+-)- and (-)-menthol are used to relieve symptoms of conditions such as bronchitis and sinusitis. When applied to the skin, menthol dilates the blood vessels, giving a sensation of coldness followed by an analgesic effect that relieves itching. It is therefore used in creams and ointments for the relief of pruritis and urticaria.
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Ontology: Chebi
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