``N``,``N``-Diethyl-``meta``-toluamide, abbreviated DEET, is a slightly yellow oil. It is the most common active ingredient in insect repellents. It is intended to be applied to the skin or to clothing, and provides protection against mosquitos, ticks, fleas, chiggers, and many other biting insects. ==History== DEET was developed by th...
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<chemical> An insect repellent that may cause irritation to eyes and mucous membranes, but not to skin. ... Pharmacological action: insect repellents. ... Chemical name: Benzamide, N,N-diethyl-3-methyl- ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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