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Descriptor in English: Water
Descriptor in Spanish: Agua
Descriptor in Portuguese: Água
Descriptor in French: Eau
Entry term(s): Hydrogen Oxide
Tree number(s): D01.045.250.875
D01.248.497.158.459.650
D01.650.550.925
HP7.029.152.238.191
SP4.016.132
Scope note: A clear, odorless, tasteless liquid that is essential for most animal and plant life and is an excellent solvent for many substances. The chemical formula is hydrogen oxide (H2O). (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Annotation: note specifics; in body or tissue = BODY WATER; / admin: consider also FLUID THERAPY or INFUSIONS, PARENTERAL or REHYDRATION SOLUTIONS; / adv eff: consider also WATER INTOXICATION; / metab must refer to metabolism of exogenous water; / stand: consider also WATER SUPPLY; / ther use: consider HYDROTHERAPY & related terms; / virol = WATER MICROBIOLOGY + specific virus; atmospheric water = HUMIDITY; hardness or softness of water: probably WATER / chem & not also HARDNESS but consider also WATER SOFTENING; water consumption = WATER or WATER SUPPLY if on a wide scale: on a personal level = WATER CONSUMPTION see DRINKING
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AN analysis
CH chemistry
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
ST standards
See also the descriptors: Body Water MeSH
Fresh Water MeSH
Ice MeSH
Mineral Waters MeSH
Seawater MeSH
Steam MeSH
Water Selfpurification DeCS
DeCS UI: 23127
Descriptor UI: D014867
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/06/23
Water - Preferred
Concept UI M0022883
Scope note A clear, odorless, tasteless liquid that is essential for most animal and plant life and is an excellent solvent for many substances. The chemical formula is hydrogen oxide (H2O). (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Preferred term Water
Entry term(s) Hydrogen Oxide



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