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Descriptor in English: Plastics
Descriptor in Spanish: Plásticos
Descriptor in Portuguese: Plásticos
Descriptor in French: Matières plastiques
Entry term(s): Plastic
Tree number(s): D05.750.716
D25.720.716
J01.637.051.720.716
SP4.031.317.873.494
VS4.001.001.005.001.003.002
Scope note: Polymeric materials (usually organic) of large molecular weight which can be shaped by flow. Plastic usually refers to the final product with fillers, plasticizers, pigments, and stabilizers included (versus the resin, the homogeneous polymeric starting material). (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Allowable Qualifiers: 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
History Note: was in Cat D & J 1967-82, was in Cat J only 1963-66
DeCS UI: 11400
Descriptor UI: D010969
Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2006/07/05
Plastics - Preferred
Concept UI M0017004
Scope note Polymeric materials (usually organic) of large molecular weight which can be shaped by flow. Plastic usually refers to the final product with fillers, plasticizers, pigments, and stabilizers included (versus the resin, the homogeneous polymeric starting material). (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Preferred term Plastics
Entry term(s) Plastic



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