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Idoxuridine Crystal

Antiviral drug idoxuridine (Herpid)

Idoxuridine (Herpid or Herplex), as used in treatment of Herpes simplex infections, crystallized from aqueous solution. The photomicrograph was captured on a Reichert Zetopan microscope using a planapochromatic 10x/0.32 NA objective and achromatic condenser. Crystallites were formed from an uncovered wet preparation. A Zeiss microflash illumination system was used with a Reichert Zetopan Exacta camera body and the assistance of Rheinberg illumination filters. The film was Kodachrome 25. (50x)

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