Search
Descriptor English: Oils
Descriptor Spanish: Aceites
Descriptor Portuguese: Óleos
Descriptor French: Huiles
Tree number(s): D10.627
SP4.097.036.584
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009821
Scope note: Unctuous combustible substances that are liquid or easily liquefiable on warming, and are soluble in ether but insoluble in water. Such substances, depending on their origin, are classified as animal, mineral, or vegetable oils. Depending on their behavior on heating, they are volatile or fixed. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specific oil groups & specific oils; coordinate with source of oil if relevant
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
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
Related: Oil and Fat Industry DeCS
DeCS ID: 22584
Unique ID: D009821
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1977/05/09
Revision Date: 2003/07/09
Oils - Preferred
Concept UI M0015239
Scope note Unctuous combustible substances that are liquid or easily liquefiable on warming, and are soluble in ether but insoluble in water. Such substances, depending on their origin, are classified as animal, mineral, or vegetable oils. Depending on their behavior on heating, they are volatile or fixed. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Preferred term Oils



We want your feedback on the new DeCS / MeSH website

We invite you to complete a survey that will take no more than 3 minutes.


Go to survey