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Descriptor English: Petroleum
Descriptor Spanish: Petróleo
Descriptor Portuguese: Petróleo
Descriptor French: Pétrole
Entry term(s): Asphalt
Betumen liquidum
Bitumen
Crude Oil
Crude Oils
Oil, Crude
Oils, Crude
Petroleum (Homeopathy)
Petroleums
Pitch (Resin)
Tree number(s): D20.345.630
HP4.018.592.317
N06.230.132.258.630
SP4.112.082.623.264.865
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010578
Scope note: Naturally occurring complex liquid hydrocarbons which, after distillation, yield combustible fuels, petrochemicals, and lubricants.
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
AN analysis
CL classification
EC economics
HI history
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PO poisoning
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TO toxicity
VI virology
History Note: was in Cat J only 1975-81, was in Cat D & J 1968-74, was in Cat D only 1963-67
Related: Oil and Gas Fields MeSH
DeCS ID: 22609
Unique ID: D010578
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2011/06/24
Petroleum - Preferred
Concept UI M0016438
Scope note Naturally occurring complex liquid hydrocarbons which, after distillation, yield combustible fuels, petrochemicals, and lubricants.
Preferred term Petroleum
Entry term(s) Crude Oil
Crude Oils
Oil, Crude
Oils, Crude
Petroleums
Petroleum (Homeopathy) - Narrower
Concept UI FD00059732
Scope note Homeopathic remedy. Betumen liquidum. Abbreviation: "petr.". Chemical origin. Substance used: petroleum. There are pathogenetic studies related to this substance.
Preferred term Petroleum (Homeopathy)
Entry term(s) Betumen liquidum
Bitumen - Narrower
Concept UI FD00063114
Scope note A sticky, black, and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum. It may be found in natural deposits or may be a refined product, and is classed as a pitch. (From: Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary, 18th ed., 2011)
Preferred term Bitumen
Entry term(s) Asphalt
Pitch (Resin) - Narrower
Concept UI FD00063115
Scope note Pitch is a viscoelastic polymer which can be natural or manufactured, derived from petroleum, coal tar, or plants. Various forms of pitch may also be called tar, bitumen, or asphalt. (From: Coal-Tar Pitch High Temperature, 2008. Available in: https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/13630/trd_rar_env_netherlands_pitch_en.pdf)
Preferred term Pitch (Resin)



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