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DEET

or

N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide,

C12H17ON, nearly odorless, colorless to clear yellow oily liquid that boils at 111°C;. DEET was developed by the U.S. Army in 1946 for use as an insect repellentinsect repellent,
substance applied to the skin in order to provide protection against biting insects, primarily mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, fleas, and certain flies. The most effective such substance is DEET (N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide), which blocks insect odor receptors for
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 and is now a common ingredient in many commercial insect repellents. Extensive testing has shown that products containing DEET provide the best protection against mosquito bites and deer ticks. It is also known as diethyltoluamide.

DEET

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After discovering that certain nerve cells respond to DEET and other repellents, scientists looked for the receptors responsible for this reaction.
In humans, DEET is generally absorbed by the skin and mainly excreted in the urine (Selim, Hartnagel, Osimitz, Gabriel, & Schoenig, 1995; Smallwood, DeBord, & Lowry, 1992); it has been confirmed that DEET in the human body is metabolized via liver oxidase from an in vitro study (Abu-Qare & Abou-Donia, 2008).
When the scientists silenced these Ir40a neurons, the flies grew impervious to DEET.
albopictus to human host odor in the olfactometer, in the rates of landing by female mosquitoes on skin, and in the repellency of DEET.
In field studies, deet cream has been effective for 7 to 10 hours under worst-case conditions in the Florida Everglades, where mosquitoes and other insects are numerous," Schreck says.
Hands of the volunteer treated with different concentrations of Advanced odomos cream, DEET cream and a base cream without active ingredient (control) were introduced in different cages.
In general, the higher the percentage of DEET in the repellent, the longer it lasts without re-applying.
To begin with, the MGK(R) insect repellent line enhances Vertellus long-standing leadership position in DEET manufacture by adding new components like MGK(R) 326 and MGK(R) 2007 repellent concentrate to our list of active ingredients.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate 2 formulations each of SS20 and Bayrepel against deet using volunteers acting as both treatment and their own control against Anopheles, Aedes, Coquillettidia, and especially Culex and Mansonia, the 2 most prevalent mosquito species in Kisumu, western Kenya.
The objective of the trial was to compare the efficacy of mosquito nets impregnated with mixtures of DEET + PM or KBR 3023 + PM (repellent and insecticide-treated nets [RITNs]) with bed nets treated with a standard formulation of a pyrethroid (deltamethrin).
1, 2014, or as contracts allow, Vertellus is raising off-list prices on DEET by 10%.
The military mandates that all camouflage make-ups contain 35 percent DEET.