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Descriptor English: Biopolymers
Descriptor Spanish: Biopolímeros
Descriptor Portuguese: Biopolímeros
Descriptor French: Biopolymères
Entry term(s): Biopolymer
Tree number(s): D05.750.078
D25.720.099
J01.637.051.720.099
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001704
Scope note: Polymers synthesized by living organisms. They play a role in the formation of macromolecular structures and are synthesized via the covalent linkage of biological molecules, especially AMINO ACIDS; NUCLEOTIDES; and CARBOHYDRATES.
Annotation: IM GEN only
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Previous Indexing: Macromolecular Substances (1975-2004)
Public MeSH Note: 1991; see MACROMOLECULAR SYSTEMS 1975-1990
History Note: 1991(1975); use MACROMOLECULAR SUBSTANCES 1975-1990
Related: DNA MeSH
Polysaccharides MeSH
RNA MeSH
DeCS ID: 1729
Unique ID: D001704
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2006/07/05
Biopolymers - Preferred
Concept UI M0002553
Scope note Polymers synthesized by living organisms. They play a role in the formation of macromolecular structures and are synthesized via the covalent linkage of biological molecules, especially AMINO ACIDS; NUCLEOTIDES; and CARBOHYDRATES.
Preferred term Biopolymers
Entry term(s) Biopolymer



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