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Descriptor English: Xenobiotics
Descriptor Spanish: Xenobióticos
Descriptor Portuguese: Xenobióticos
Descriptor French: Xénobiotique
Entry term(s): Xenobiotic
Tree number(s): D26.969
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015262
Scope note: Chemical substances that are foreign to the biological system. They include naturally occurring compounds, drugs, environmental agents, carcinogens, insecticides, etc.
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specifics; do not interpret: use the term if used by the author
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
Public MeSH Note: 89
History Note: 89
DeCS ID: 23865
Unique ID: D015262
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1989/01/01
Date of Entry: 1988/05/18
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Xenobiotics - Preferred
Concept UI M0023502
Scope note Chemical substances that are foreign to the biological system. They include naturally occurring compounds, drugs, environmental agents, carcinogens, insecticides, etc.
Preferred term Xenobiotics
Entry term(s) Xenobiotic



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