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Descriptor in English: Trichloroethanes
Descriptor in Spanish: Tricloroetanos
Descriptor in Portuguese: Tricloroetanos
Descriptor in French: Trichloroéthanes
Tree number(s): D02.455.526.439.927
Scope note: Chlorinated ethanes which are used extensively as industrial solvents. They have been utilized in numerous home-use products including spot remover preparations and inhalant decongestant sprays. These compounds cause central nervous system and cardiovascular depression and are hepatotoxic. Include 1,1,1- and 1,1,2-isomers.
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(77); was see under HYDROCARBONS, CHLORINATED 1977-90
DeCS UI: 14638
Descriptor UI: D014240
Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1976/04/16
Revision Date: 1992/05/20
Trichloroethanes - Preferred
Concept UI M0021922
Scope note Chlorinated ethanes which are used extensively as industrial solvents. They have been utilized in numerous home-use products including spot remover preparations and inhalant decongestant sprays. These compounds cause central nervous system and cardiovascular depression and are hepatotoxic. Include 1,1,1- and 1,1,2-isomers.
Preferred term Trichloroethanes



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