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Descriptor in English: Chalcogens
Descriptor in Spanish: Calcógenos
Descriptor in Portuguese: Calcogênios
Descriptor in French: Chalcogènes
Entry term(s): Elements, Group 16
Group 16 Elements
Tree number(s): D01.268.185
Scope note: The elements OXYGEN; POLONIUM; SELENIUM; SULFUR; and TELLURIUM; that form group 16 (formerly group VI) of the periodic table.
Annotation: GEN; prefer specifics
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
History Note: 1998
DeCS UI: 31572
Descriptor UI: D018011
Date Established: 1998/01/01
Date of Entry: 1993/08/26
Revision Date: 2005/07/22
Chalcogens - Preferred
Concept UI M0027193
Scope note The elements OXYGEN; POLONIUM; SELENIUM; SULFUR; and TELLURIUM; that form group 16 (formerly group VI) of the periodic table.
Preferred term Chalcogens
Entry term(s) Elements, Group 16
Group 16 Elements



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