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Descriptor in English: Xylenes
Descriptor in Spanish: Xilenos
Descriptor in Portuguese: Xilenos
Descriptor in French: Xylènes
Entry term(s): Dimethylbenzenes
Xylene
Tree number(s): D02.455.426.559.389.948
Scope note: A family of isomeric, colorless aromatic hydrocarbon liquids, that contain the general formula C6H4(CH3)2. They are produced by the destructive distillation of coal or by the catalytic reforming of petroleum naphthenic fractions. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 5th ed)
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
Online Note: use XYLENES to search XYLENE 1966-74
History Note: 75; was XYLENE 1963-74
DeCS UI: 15391
Descriptor UI: D014992
Date Established: 1975/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2004/08/03
Xylenes - Preferred
Concept UI M0023074
Scope note A family of isomeric, colorless aromatic hydrocarbon liquids, that contain the general formula C6H4(CH3)2. They are produced by the destructive distillation of coal or by the catalytic reforming of petroleum naphthenic fractions. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 5th ed)
Preferred term Xylenes
Entry term(s) Dimethylbenzenes
Xylene - Narrower
Concept UI M0023073
Preferred term Xylene



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