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Descriptor English: Polyvinyl Alcohol
Descriptor Spanish: Alcohol Polivinílico
Descriptor Portuguese: Álcool de Polivinil
Descriptor French: Poly(alcool vinylique)
Entry term(s): Alcohol, Polyvinyl
Liquifilm Tears
Polyviol
Tears, Liquifilm
Tree number(s): D02.033.750
D02.455.326.271.884.533.532
D05.750.716.721.616
D25.720.716.721.616
J01.637.051.720.716.721.616
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011142
Scope note: A polymer prepared from polyvinyl acetates by replacement of the acetate groups with hydroxyl groups. It is used as a pharmaceutic aid and ophthalmic lubricant as well as in the manufacture of surface coatings artificial sponges, cosmetics, and other products.
Annotation:
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: 9002-89-5
CAS Type 1 Name: Ethenol, homopolymer
Previous Indexing: Polyvinyls (1966-1970)
Public MeSH Note: 74
History Note: 74(71)
DeCS ID: 11583
Unique ID: D011142
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Date Established: 1974/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2006/07/05
Polyvinyl Alcohol - Preferred
Concept UI M0017272
Scope note A polymer prepared from polyvinyl acetates by replacement of the acetate groups with hydroxyl groups. It is used as a pharmaceutic aid and ophthalmic lubricant as well as in the manufacture of surface coatings artificial sponges, cosmetics, and other products.
Preferred term Polyvinyl Alcohol
Entry term(s) Alcohol, Polyvinyl
Polyviol - Narrower
Concept UI M0350693
Preferred term Polyviol
Liquifilm Tears - Narrower
Concept UI M0350694
Preferred term Liquifilm Tears
Entry term(s) Tears, Liquifilm



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