methyl methacrylate

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A monomer used in the production of polymethylmethacrylate resin used primarily as a denture base material and for surgical prostheses. Residual methyl methacrylate in a prosthesis can cause contact dermatitis characterized by generalized redness and itchiness of the tissues with which it is in contact.

Subjects: Dentistry — Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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