Croton Oil


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Brownish-yellow, foul-smelling oil from the seeds of a tropical Asian

shrub or small tree (Croton tiglium); formerly used as a drastic

purgative and counterirritant. Its use was discontinued because of its

toxicity.



croup

Condition of the larynx, especially in infants and children, causing

respiratory difficulty and a hoarse, brassy cough.





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