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Descriptor English: Plasticizers
Descriptor Spanish: Plastificantes
Descriptor Portuguese: Plastificantes
Descriptor French: Plastifiants
Tree number(s): D27.720.760
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010968
Scope note: Materials incorporated mechanically in plastics (usually PVC) to increase flexibility, workability or distensibility; due to the non-chemical inclusion, plasticizers leach out from the plastic and are found in body fluids and the general environment.
Annotation:
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
Previous Indexing: Phthalic Acids (1970-1976)
Public MeSH Note: 77
History Note: 77
DeCS ID: 11399
Unique ID: D010968
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1977/01/01
Date of Entry: 1976/04/13
Revision Date: 2005/06/30
Plasticizers - Preferred
Concept UI M0017003
Scope note Materials incorporated mechanically in plastics (usually PVC) to increase flexibility, workability or distensibility; due to the non-chemical inclusion, plasticizers leach out from the plastic and are found in body fluids and the general environment.
Preferred term Plasticizers



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