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Descriptor in English: Camphor
Descriptor in Spanish: Alcanfor
Descriptor in Portuguese: Cânfora
Descriptor in French: Camphre
Entry term(s): Camphor, (+-)-Isomer
Camphor, (1R)-Isomer
Camphor, (1S)-Isomer
Tree number(s): D02.455.426.100.080.050.500.326
D02.455.426.100.080.550.234.326
D02.455.849.575.141.500.326
D02.522.376
D04.075.080.500.234.326
Scope note: A bicyclic monoterpene ketone found widely in plants, especially CINNAMOMUM CAMPHORA. It is used topically as a skin antipruritic and as an anti-infective agent.
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
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
DeCS UI: 2196
Descriptor UI: D002164
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2006/07/05
Camphor - Preferred
Concept UI M0003240
Scope note A bicyclic monoterpene ketone found widely in plants, especially CINNAMOMUM CAMPHORA. It is used topically as a skin antipruritic and as an anti-infective agent.
Preferred term Camphor
Camphor, (1R)-Isomer - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0331335
Preferred term Camphor, (1R)-Isomer
Camphor, (1S)-Isomer - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0331334
Preferred term Camphor, (1S)-Isomer
Camphor, (+-)-Isomer - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0331333
Preferred term Camphor, (+-)-Isomer



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