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Descriptor in English: Phosgene
Descriptor in Spanish: Fosgeno
Descriptor in Portuguese: Fosgênio
Descriptor in French: Phosgène
Tree number(s): D02.522.741
Scope note: A highly toxic gas that has been used as a chemical warfare agent. It is an insidious poison as it is not irritating immediately, even when fatal concentrations are inhaled. (From The Merck Index, 11th ed, p7304)
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
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
DeCS UI: 10900
Descriptor UI: D010705
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/08
Phosgene - Preferred
Concept UI M0016632
Scope note A highly toxic gas that has been used as a chemical warfare agent. It is an insidious poison as it is not irritating immediately, even when fatal concentrations are inhaled. (From The Merck Index, 11th ed, p7304)
Preferred term Phosgene



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