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Descriptor in English: Asbestos
Descriptor in Spanish: Asbestos
Descriptor in Portuguese: Asbestos
Descriptor in French: Amiante
Tree number(s): D01.578.725.050
D01.837.725.700.760.070
SP4.097.018
Scope note: Asbestos. Fibrous incombustible mineral composed of magnesium and calcium silicates with or without other elements. It is relatively inert chemically and used in thermal insulation and fireproofing. Inhalation of dust causes asbestosis and later lung and gastrointestinal neoplasms.
Annotation: a silicate used in insulation & fireproofing; carcinogenic; GEN or unspecified; prefer specifics; /adv eff: consider also ASBESTOSIS; disease coord with ASBESTOS /adv eff is dis /etiol, not dis /chem ind; for emphasis on asbestos fibers, MINERAL FIBERS is available: see note there
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
History Note: 70(69)
DeCS UI: 1200
Descriptor UI: D001194
Date Established: 1970/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1995/05/31
Asbestos - Preferred
Concept UI M0001783
Scope note Asbestos. Fibrous incombustible mineral composed of magnesium and calcium silicates with or without other elements. It is relatively inert chemically and used in thermal insulation and fireproofing. Inhalation of dust causes asbestosis and later lung and gastrointestinal neoplasms.
Preferred term Asbestos



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