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Descriptor English: Petrolatum
Descriptor Spanish: Vaselina
Descriptor Portuguese: Vaselina
Descriptor French: Vaseline
Entry term(s): Hydrophilic Petrolatum
Jelly, Paraffin
Jelly, Petroleum
Paraffin Jelly
Petrolatum, Hydrophilic
Petrolatum, White
Petroleum Jelly
Vaseline
White Petrolatum
Tree number(s): D02.455.699
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010577
Scope note: A colloidal system of semisolid hydrocarbons obtained from PETROLEUM. It is used as an ointment base, topical protectant, and lubricant.
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AN analysis
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
Pharm Action: Emollients
Ointment Bases
Registry Number: 8009-03-8
CAS Type 1 Name: Petrolatum
History Note: was in Cat D only 1963-82
DeCS ID: 10766
Unique ID: D010577
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/08
Petrolatum - Preferred
Concept UI M0016435
Scope note A colloidal system of semisolid hydrocarbons obtained from PETROLEUM. It is used as an ointment base, topical protectant, and lubricant.
Preferred term Petrolatum
Entry term(s) Jelly, Paraffin
Jelly, Petroleum
Paraffin Jelly
Petrolatum, White
Petroleum Jelly
White Petrolatum
Petrolatum, Hydrophilic - Narrower
Concept UI M0016436
Preferred term Petrolatum, Hydrophilic
Entry term(s) Hydrophilic Petrolatum
Vaseline - Narrower
Concept UI M0369512
Preferred term Vaseline



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