Absorption of Tri-brom Ethanol through the Skin


IN connexion with a study on absorption of various drugs and chemicals through the intact skin of different animals, an interesting observation was made in this laboratory. It was found that tri-brom ethanol readily penetrates the intact skin of such small animals as rats and mice and produces its characteristic narcotic effects.

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MACHT, D. Absorption of Tri-brom Ethanol through the Skin. Nature 140, 849 (1937). https://doi.org/10.1038/140849a0

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