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Descriptor English: Polyethylene
Descriptor Spanish: Polietileno
Descriptor Portuguese: Polietileno
Descriptor French: Polyéthylène
Entry term(s): HDPE
High Density Polyethylene
High-Density Polyethylene
LDPE
Low Density Polyethylene
Low-Density Polyethylene
Polyethylene, High-Density
Polyethylene, Low-Density
Polythene
Tree number(s): D02.455.326.271.665.550.500
D05.750.716.507.500
D25.720.716.507.500
J01.637.051.720.716.507.500
SP8.473.654.412.052.077
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020959
Scope note: A vinyl polymer made from ethylene. It can be branched or linear. Branched or low-density polyethylene is tough and pliable but not to the same degree as linear polyethylene. Linear or high-density polyethylene has a greater hardness and tensile strength. Polyethylene is used in a variety of products, including implants and prostheses.
Annotation: POLYETHYLENES is available
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
Registry Number: 9002-88-4
CAS Type 1 Name: Ethene, homopolymer
Previous Indexing: Polyethylenes (1983-1999)
Polymers (1978-1982)
Polypropylenes (1983-1999)
Public MeSH Note: 2000; POLYTHENE was indexed under POLYETHYLENES & POLYPROPYLENES 1983-1999 & POLYMERS 1978-1982
History Note: 2000; for POLYTHENE use PLASTIPORE (NM) 1978-1999
DeCS ID: 34393
Unique ID: D020959
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2000/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/11/09
Revision Date: 2013/07/09
Polyethylene - Preferred
Concept UI M0017187
Scope note A vinyl polymer made from ethylene. It can be branched or linear. Branched or low-density polyethylene is tough and pliable but not to the same degree as linear polyethylene. Linear or high-density polyethylene has a greater hardness and tensile strength. Polyethylene is used in a variety of products, including implants and prostheses.
Preferred term Polyethylene
Entry term(s) Polythene
Low-Density Polyethylene - Narrower
Concept UI M0333842
Preferred term Low-Density Polyethylene
Entry term(s) LDPE
Low Density Polyethylene
Polyethylene, Low-Density
High-Density Polyethylene - Narrower
Concept UI M0333841
Preferred term High-Density Polyethylene
Entry term(s) HDPE
High Density Polyethylene
Polyethylene, High-Density



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