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Descriptor English: Carcinogens
Descriptor Spanish: Carcinógenos
Descriptor Portuguese: Carcinógenos
Descriptor French: Cancérogènes
Entry term(s): Carcinogen
Initiator, Tumor
Initiators, Tumor
Oncogen
Oncogens
Promoter, Tumor
Promoters, Tumor
Tumor Initiator
Tumor Initiators
Tumor Promoter
Tumor Promoters
Tree number(s): D27.888.569.100
SP4.102.072.092.693.100.100
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002273
Scope note: Substances that increase the risk of NEOPLASMS in humans or animals. Both genotoxic chemicals, which affect DNA directly, and nongenotoxic chemicals, which induce neoplasms by other mechanism, are included.
Annotation: Manual 24.5.6.2+
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
Related: Anticarcinogenic Agents MeSH
Cocarcinogenesis MeSH
Mutagens MeSH
Oncogenic Viruses MeSH
DeCS ID: 2316
Unique ID: D002273
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
Carcinogens - Preferred
Concept UI M0003416
Scope note Substances that increase the risk of NEOPLASMS in humans or animals. Both genotoxic chemicals, which affect DNA directly, and nongenotoxic chemicals, which induce neoplasms by other mechanism, are included.
Preferred term Carcinogens
Entry term(s) Carcinogen
Oncogen
Oncogens
Tumor Initiators - Narrower
Concept UI M0003417
Preferred term Tumor Initiators
Entry term(s) Initiator, Tumor
Initiators, Tumor
Tumor Initiator
Tumor Promoters - Narrower
Concept UI M0003418
Preferred term Tumor Promoters
Entry term(s) Promoter, Tumor
Promoters, Tumor
Tumor Promoter



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