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Descriptor in English: Poisons
Descriptor in Spanish: Venenos
Descriptor in Portuguese: Venenos
Descriptor in French: Toxiques
Tree number(s): D27.720.777
D27.888.569.612
Scope note: Substances which, when ingested, inhaled, or absorbed, or when applied to, injected into, or developed within the body in relatively small amounts may, by their chemical action, cause damage to structure or disturbance of function. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
Annotation: IM
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
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
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
DeCS UI: 11472
Descriptor UI: D011042
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2003/07/09
Poisons - Preferred
Concept UI M0017100
Scope note Substances which, when ingested, inhaled, or absorbed, or when applied to, injected into, or developed within the body in relatively small amounts may, by their chemical action, cause damage to structure or disturbance of function. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
Preferred term Poisons



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