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Descriptor English: Polyethylenes
Descriptor Spanish: Polietilenos
Descriptor Portuguese: Polietilenos
Descriptor French: Polyéthylènes
Entry term(s): Ethene Homopolymers
Ethylene Polymers
Homopolymers, Ethene
Polymers, Ethylene
Tree number(s): D02.455.326.271.665.550
D05.750.716.507
D25.720.716.507
J01.637.051.720.716.507
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011095
Scope note: Synthetic thermoplastics that are tough, flexible, inert, and resistant to chemicals and electrical current. They are often used as biocompatible materials for prostheses and implants.
Annotation: POLYETHYLENE is available
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
Entry Combination: analogs & derivatives:Polyethylene
CAS Type 1 Name: Ethylene Homopolymers
DeCS ID: 11531
Unique ID: D011095
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2006/07/05
Polyethylenes - Preferred
Concept UI M0017186
Scope note Synthetic thermoplastics that are tough, flexible, inert, and resistant to chemicals and electrical current. They are often used as biocompatible materials for prostheses and implants.
Preferred term Polyethylenes
Entry term(s) Ethene Homopolymers
Ethylene Polymers
Homopolymers, Ethene
Polymers, Ethylene



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