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Descriptor English: Potassium Cyanide
Descriptor Spanish: Cianuro de Potasio
Descriptor Portuguese: Cianeto de Potássio
Descriptor French: Cyanure de potassium
Entry term(s): Cyanide, Potassium
Potassium Cyanide (K(14)CN)
Potassium Cyanide (K(C(15)N))
Tree number(s): D01.625.400.100.750
D01.745.635
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011190
Scope note: A highly poisonous compound that is an inhibitor of many metabolic processes, but has been shown to be an especially potent inhibitor of heme enzymes and hemeproteins. It is used in many industrial processes.
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
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
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Pharm Action: Enzyme Inhibitors
Poisons
Registry Number: MQD255M2ZO
CAS Type 1 Name: Potassium cyanide (K(CN))
Previous Indexing: Cyanides (1966-1978)
Potassium (1966-1978)
Public MeSH Note: 91; was see under CYANIDES 1979-90
History Note: 91(79); was see under CYANIDES 1979-90
DeCS ID: 11628
Unique ID: D011190
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Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1978/03/13
Revision Date: 2013/07/08
Potassium Cyanide - Preferred
Concept UI M0017377
Scope note A highly poisonous compound that is an inhibitor of many metabolic processes, but has been shown to be an especially potent inhibitor of heme enzymes and hemeproteins. It is used in many industrial processes.
Preferred term Potassium Cyanide
Entry term(s) Cyanide, Potassium
Potassium Cyanide (K(C(15)N)) - Narrower
Concept UI M0329749
Preferred term Potassium Cyanide (K(C(15)N))
Potassium Cyanide (K(14)CN) - Narrower
Concept UI M0329750
Preferred term Potassium Cyanide (K(14)CN)



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