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Descriptor English: Carbonates
Descriptor Spanish: Carbonatos
Descriptor Portuguese: Carbonatos
Descriptor French: Carbonates
Entry term(s): Carbonate
Tree number(s): D01.045.125
D01.200.275.150
D01.248.497.158.165
SP4.097.039.714
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002254
Scope note: Salts or ions of the theoretical carbonic acid, containing the radical CO2(3-). Carbonates are readily decomposed by acids. The carbonates of the alkali metals are water-soluble; all others are insoluble. (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specifics
Allowable Qualifiers: 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 ID: 2293
Unique ID: D002254
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Carbonates - Preferred
Concept UI M0003379
Scope note Salts or ions of the theoretical carbonic acid, containing the radical CO2(3-). Carbonates are readily decomposed by acids. The carbonates of the alkali metals are water-soluble; all others are insoluble. (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
Preferred term Carbonates
Entry term(s) Carbonate



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