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Descriptor English: Polyethylene Glycols
Descriptor Spanish: Polietilenglicoles
Descriptor Portuguese: Polietilenoglicóis
Descriptor French: Polyéthylène glycols
Entry term(s): Carbowax
Glycol, Polyethylene
Glycols, Polyethylene
Macrogol
Macrogols
Oxide, Polyethylene
Oxides, Polyethylene
Polyethylene Glycol
Polyethylene Oxide
Polyethylene Oxides
Polyethyleneoxide
Polyethyleneoxides
Polyglycol
Polyglycols
Polyoxyethylene
Polyoxyethylenes
Tree number(s): D02.033.455.250.700
D05.750.741
D25.720.741
J01.637.051.720.741
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011092
Scope note: Polymers of ETHYLENE OXIDE and water, and their ethers. They vary in consistency from liquid to solid depending on the molecular weight indicated by a number following the name. They are used as SURFACTANTS, dispersing agents, solvents, ointment and suppository bases, vehicles, and tablet excipients. Some specific groups are NONOXYNOLS, OCTOXYNOLS, and POLOXAMERS.
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: Solvents
Surface-Active Agents
Registry Number: 3WJQ0SDW1A
Public MeSH Note: 74; TRITONS was heading 1975-82, was see under AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS 1975-78, was see under SURFACE-ACTIVE AGENTS 1963-74
Online Note: to search TRITONS use POLYETHYLENE GLYCOLS 1975-82 & SURFACE-ACTIVE AGENTS 1966-74
History Note: 74; TRITONS was heading 1975-82, was see under AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS 1975-78, was see under SURFACE-ACTIVE AGENTS 1963-74
DeCS ID: 11527
Unique ID: D011092
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Date Established: 1974/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/10/10
Polyethylene Glycols - Preferred
Concept UI M0017182
Scope note Polymers of ETHYLENE OXIDE and water, and their ethers. They vary in consistency from liquid to solid depending on the molecular weight indicated by a number following the name. They are used as SURFACTANTS, dispersing agents, solvents, ointment and suppository bases, vehicles, and tablet excipients. Some specific groups are NONOXYNOLS, OCTOXYNOLS, and POLOXAMERS.
Preferred term Polyethylene Glycols
Entry term(s) Glycol, Polyethylene
Glycols, Polyethylene
Macrogol
Macrogols
Oxide, Polyethylene
Oxides, Polyethylene
Polyethylene Glycol
Polyethylene Oxide
Polyethylene Oxides
Polyethyleneoxide
Polyethyleneoxides
Polyglycol
Polyglycols
Polyoxyethylene
Polyoxyethylenes
Carbowax - Narrower
Concept UI M000636191
Preferred term Carbowax



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