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Descriptor in English: Sulfur Hexafluoride
Descriptor in Spanish: Hexafluoruro de Azufre
Descriptor in Portuguese: Hexafluoreto de Enxofre
Descriptor in French: Hexafluorure de soufre
Entry term(s): Hexafluoride, Sulfur
Tree number(s): D01.303.350.300.900
D01.362.820
D01.875.812
Scope note: Sulfur hexafluoride. An inert gas used mainly as a test gas in respiratory physiology. Other uses include its injection in vitreoretinal surgery to restore the vitreous chamber and as a tracer in monitoring the dispersion and deposition of air pollutants.
Annotation: an inert gas used in resp physiol studies
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: 91(80); was see under FLUORIDES 1980-90
DeCS UI: 13847
Descriptor UI: D013459
Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1979/05/25
Revision Date: 2013/07/08
Sulfur Hexafluoride - Preferred
Concept UI M0020802
Scope note Sulfur hexafluoride. An inert gas used mainly as a test gas in respiratory physiology. Other uses include its injection in vitreoretinal surgery to restore the vitreous chamber and as a tracer in monitoring the dispersion and deposition of air pollutants.
Preferred term Sulfur Hexafluoride
Entry term(s) Hexafluoride, Sulfur



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