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Descriptor English: Silicones
Descriptor Spanish: Siliconas
Descriptor Portuguese: Silicones
Descriptor French: Silicone
Entry term(s): Silicone
Tree number(s): D02.756.650.700
D05.750.900.850
D25.720.900.850
J01.637.051.720.900.850
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012828
Scope note: A broad family of synthetic organosiloxane polymers containing a repeating silicon-oxygen backbone with organic side groups attached via carbon-silicon bonds. Depending on their structure, they are classified as liquids, gels, and elastomers. (From Merck Index, 12th ed)
Annotation: in breast implants use SILICONE GELS or SILICONE ELASTOMERS; do not confuse with SILICON
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
DeCS ID: 13208
Unique ID: D012828
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
Silicones - Preferred
Concept UI M0019861
Scope note A broad family of synthetic organosiloxane polymers containing a repeating silicon-oxygen backbone with organic side groups attached via carbon-silicon bonds. Depending on their structure, they are classified as liquids, gels, and elastomers. (From Merck Index, 12th ed)
Preferred term Silicones
Entry term(s) Silicone



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