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Descriptor English: Nitric Acid
Descriptor Spanish: Ácido Nítrico
Descriptor Portuguese: Ácido Nítrico
Descriptor French: Acide nitrique
Entry term(s): Acid, Nitric
Tree number(s): D01.029.260.550
D01.625.525
SP4.097.039.704.385
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017942
Scope note: Nitric acid (HNO3). A colorless liquid that is used in the manufacture of inorganic and organic nitrates and nitro compounds for fertilizers, dye intermediates, explosives, and many different organic chemicals. Continued exposure to vapor may cause chronic bronchitis; chemical pneumonitis may occur. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
Annotation: do not confuse with NITROUS ACID
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
Pharm Action: Explosive Agents
Registry Number: 411VRN1TV4
CAS Type 1 Name: Nitric acid
Previous Indexing: Acids (1974-1979)
Nitrates (1980-1993)
Public MeSH Note: 94; NITRIC ACID was indexed under NITRATES 1980-93
Online Note: use NITRIC ACID (NM) to search NITRIC ACID 1980-93
History Note: 94; was NITRIC ACID (NM) 1974-93
DeCS ID: 31245
Unique ID: D017942
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1994/01/01
Date of Entry: 1993/06/04
Revision Date: 2013/07/08
Nitric Acid - Preferred
Concept UI M0027104
Scope note Nitric acid (HNO3). A colorless liquid that is used in the manufacture of inorganic and organic nitrates and nitro compounds for fertilizers, dye intermediates, explosives, and many different organic chemicals. Continued exposure to vapor may cause chronic bronchitis; chemical pneumonitis may occur. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
Preferred term Nitric Acid
Entry term(s) Acid, Nitric



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