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Descriptor English: Solvents
Descriptor Spanish: Solventes
Descriptor Portuguese: Solventes
Descriptor French: Solvants
Entry term(s): Solvent
Tree number(s): D27.720.844
SP4.097.141
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012997
Scope note: Liquids that dissolve other substances (solutes), generally solids, without any change in chemical composition, as, water containing sugar. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
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: 13380
Unique ID: D012997
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Solvents - Preferred
Concept UI M0020141
Scope note Liquids that dissolve other substances (solutes), generally solids, without any change in chemical composition, as, water containing sugar. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
Preferred term Solvents
Entry term(s) Solvent



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