Descriptor English: Chlorhexidine
Descriptor Spanish: Clorhexidina
Descriptor clorhexidina
Scope note: Agente desinfectante y antiséptico tópico que se utiliza también en coluitorios para prevenir la placa dental.
Descriptor Portuguese: Clorexidina
Descriptor French: Chlorhexidine
Entry term(s): Acetate, Chlorhexidine
Chlorhexidine Acetate
Chlorhexidine Hydrochloride
Hydrochloride, Chlorhexidine
MK 412A
Sebidin A
Tree number(s): D02.078.370.141.100
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: A disinfectant and topical anti-infective agent used also as mouthwash to prevent oral plaque.
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
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
Pharm Action: Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Registry Number: R4KO0DY52L
CAS Type 1 Name: 2,4,11,13-Tetraazatetradecanediimidamide, N,N''-bis(4-chlorophenyl)-3,12-diimino-
Previous Indexing: Biguanides (1968-1974)
Chlorobenzenes (1974)
Public MeSH Note: 80; was see under BIGUANIDES 1975-79
History Note: 80(75); was see under BIGUANIDES 1975-79
DeCS ID: 2755
Unique ID: D002710
NLM Classification: QV 220
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Date Established: 1980/01/01
Date of Entry: 1974/11/11
Revision Date: 2016/06/28
Chlorhexidine - Preferred
Concept UI M0004138
Scope note A disinfectant and topical anti-infective agent used also as mouthwash to prevent oral plaque.
Preferred term Chlorhexidine
Chlorhexidine Hydrochloride - Narrower
Concept UI M0004140
Preferred term Chlorhexidine Hydrochloride
Entry term(s) Hydrochloride, Chlorhexidine
Tubulicid - Narrower
Concept UI M0350941
Preferred term Tubulicid
Novalsan - Narrower
Concept UI M0350943
Preferred term Novalsan
Sebidin A - Narrower
Concept UI M0350942
Preferred term Sebidin A
Chlorhexidine Acetate - Narrower
Concept UI M0004139
Preferred term Chlorhexidine Acetate
Entry term(s) Acetate, Chlorhexidine
MK-412A - Narrower
Concept UI M0350944
Preferred term MK-412A
Entry term(s) MK 412A

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