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Descriptor English: Paraquat
Descriptor Spanish: Paraquat
Descriptor Portuguese: Paraquat
Descriptor French: Paraquat
Entry term(s): Gramoxone
Methyl Viologen
Paragreen A
Viologen, Methyl
Tree number(s): D03.383.725.762.621
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010269
Scope note: A poisonous dipyridilium compound used as contact herbicide. Contact with concentrated solutions causes irritation of the skin, cracking and shedding of the nails, and delayed healing of cuts and wounds.
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Pharm Action: Herbicides
Registry Number: PLG39H7695
CAS Type 1 Name: 4,4'-Bipyridinium, 1,1'-dimethyl-
Previous Indexing: Herbicides (1966-1970)
Pyridinium Compounds (1968-1970)
Public MeSH Note: 73
History Note: 73(71)
DeCS ID: 10458
Unique ID: D010269
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Date Established: 1973/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/05/31
Paraquat - Preferred
Concept UI M0015915
Scope note A poisonous dipyridilium compound used as contact herbicide. Contact with concentrated solutions causes irritation of the skin, cracking and shedding of the nails, and delayed healing of cuts and wounds.
Preferred term Paraquat
Entry term(s) Methyl Viologen
Viologen, Methyl
Gramoxone - Narrower
Concept UI M0015916
Preferred term Gramoxone
Paragreen A - Narrower
Concept UI M0373133
Preferred term Paragreen A



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