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Descriptor English: Polytetrafluoroethylene
Descriptor Spanish: Politetrafluoroetileno
Descriptor Portuguese: Politetrafluoretileno
Descriptor French: Polytétrafluoroéthylène
Entry term(s): Expanded PTFE
FEP
Fluon
Fluoroplast
GORE TEX
GORE-TEX
Goretex
PTFE
PTFE, Expanded
Politef
Polytef
TFE
Tarflen
Teflon
Tree number(s): D05.750.395.616
D25.720.395.616
J01.637.051.720.395.616
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011138
Scope note: Homopolymer of tetrafluoroethylene. Nonflammable, tough, inert plastic tubing or sheeting; used to line vessels, insulate, protect or lubricate apparatus; also as filter, coating for surgical implants or as prosthetic material. Synonyms: Fluoroflex; Fluoroplast; Ftoroplast; Halon; Polyfene; PTFE; Tetron.
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
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
Registry Number: 9002-84-0
CAS Type 1 Name: Ethene, tetrafluoro-, homopolymer
Previous Indexing: Fluorocarbon Polymers (1966-1972)
Public MeSH Note: 73; was see under FLUOROCARBON POLYMERS 1966-72
Online Note: search FLUOROCARBON POLYMERS 1966-72
History Note: 73; was see under FLUOROCARBON POLYMERS 1966-72
DeCS ID: 11578
Unique ID: D011138
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1973/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2006/07/05
Polytetrafluoroethylene - Preferred
Concept UI M0017264
Scope note Homopolymer of tetrafluoroethylene. Nonflammable, tough, inert plastic tubing or sheeting; used to line vessels, insulate, protect or lubricate apparatus; also as filter, coating for surgical implants or as prosthetic material. Synonyms: Fluoroflex; Fluoroplast; Ftoroplast; Halon; Polyfene; PTFE; Tetron.
Preferred term Polytetrafluoroethylene
Entry term(s) FEP
PTFE
Politef
Polytef
TFE
Expanded PTFE - Narrower
Concept UI M0017262
Preferred term Expanded PTFE
Entry term(s) PTFE, Expanded
Tarflen - Narrower
Concept UI M0017267
Preferred term Tarflen
Fluoroplast - Narrower
Concept UI M0017266
Preferred term Fluoroplast
GORE-TEX - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0017263
Preferred term GORE-TEX
Entry term(s) GORE TEX
Goretex
Teflon - Narrower
Concept UI M0017265
Preferred term Teflon
Fluon - Narrower
Concept UI M0017268
Preferred term Fluon



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