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Descriptor English: Surface-Active Agents
Descriptor Spanish: Tensoactivos
Descriptor Portuguese: Tensoativos
Descriptor French: Tensioactifs
Entry term(s): Active Agent, Surface
Active Agents, Surface
Agent, Surface Active
Agent, Surface-Active
Agents, Amphiphilic
Agents, Surface Active
Agents, Surface-Active
Amphiphilic Agents
Surface Active Agent
Surface Active Agents
Surface-Active Agent
Surfactant
Surfactants
Tenside
Tensides
Tree number(s): D27.720.877
SP4.097.039.724
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013501
Scope note: Agents that modify interfacial tension of water; usually substances that have one lipophilic and one hydrophilic group in the molecule; includes soaps, detergents, emulsifiers, dispersing and wetting agents, and several groups of antiseptics.
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
Public MeSH Note: 1963; TENSIDES was indexed under SURFACE ACTIVE AGENTS 1973-2004
History Note: 1963
Related: Pulmonary Surfactants MeSH
DeCS ID: 13880
Unique ID: D013501
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1963/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Surface-Active Agents - Preferred
Concept UI M0020858
Scope note Agents that modify interfacial tension of water; usually substances that have one lipophilic and one hydrophilic group in the molecule; includes soaps, detergents, emulsifiers, dispersing and wetting agents, and several groups of antiseptics.
Preferred term Surface-Active Agents
Entry term(s) Active Agent, Surface
Active Agents, Surface
Agent, Surface Active
Agent, Surface-Active
Agents, Surface Active
Agents, Surface-Active
Surface Active Agent
Surface Active Agents
Surface-Active Agent
Tensides - Narrower
Concept UI M0054041
Preferred term Tensides
Entry term(s) Tenside
Surfactants - Narrower
Concept UI M0020859
Preferred term Surfactants
Entry term(s) Surfactant
Amphiphilic Agents - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0020857
Preferred term Amphiphilic Agents
Entry term(s) Agents, Amphiphilic



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