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Descriptor in English: Benzene
Descriptor in Spanish: Benceno
Descriptor in Portuguese: Benzeno
Descriptor in French: Benzène
Entry term(s): Benzol
Benzole
Cyclohexatriene
Tree number(s): D02.455.426.559.389.023
SP4.097.036.609
SP4.112.082.623.264.850
Scope note: Toxic, volatile, flammable liquid hydrocarbon byproduct of coal distillation. It is used as an industrial solvent in paints, varnishes, lacquer thinners, gasoline, etc. Benzene causes central nervous system damage acutely and bone marrow damage chronically and is carcinogenic. It was formerly used as parasiticide.
Annotation: do not confuse with benzil or benzal
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AI antagonists & inhibitors
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 UI: 1576
Descriptor UI: D001554
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/08
Benzene - Preferred
Concept UI M0002332
Scope note Toxic, volatile, flammable liquid hydrocarbon byproduct of coal distillation. It is used as an industrial solvent in paints, varnishes, lacquer thinners, gasoline, etc. Benzene causes central nervous system damage acutely and bone marrow damage chronically and is carcinogenic. It was formerly used as parasiticide.
Preferred term Benzene
Entry term(s) Benzol
Benzole
Cyclohexatriene



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