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Descriptor English: DDT
Descriptor Spanish: DDT
Descriptor Portuguese: DDT
Descriptor French: DDT
Entry term(s): 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethane
4,4' DDT
4,4' Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane
4,4'-DDT
4,4'-Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane
Benzochloryl
Chlorophenothane
TbisC ethane
TbisC-ethane
p',p'-DDT
Tree number(s): D02.455.526.439.255
SP4.022.218.389.230.051
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003634
Scope note: A polychlorinated pesticide that is resistant to destruction by light and oxidation. Its unusual stability has resulted in difficulties in residue removal from water, soil, and foodstuffs. This substance may reasonably be anticipated to be a carcinogen: Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP-85-002, 1985). (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
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
Registry Number: CIW5S16655
CAS Type 1 Name: Benzene, 1,1'-(2,2,2-trichloroethylidene)bis(4-chloro)-
Public MeSH Note: 1966; 1,1,1-TRICHLORO-2,2-BIS(P-CHLOROPHENYL)ETHANE was indexed under DDT 2008, & under CHLOROBENZENES 2007; CHLOROPHENOTHANE was indexed under DDT 2004-2013
History Note: 1966
DeCS ID: 3651
Unique ID: D003634
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/08
DDT - Preferred
Concept UI M0005688
Scope note A polychlorinated pesticide that is resistant to destruction by light and oxidation. Its unusual stability has resulted in difficulties in residue removal from water, soil, and foodstuffs. This substance may reasonably be anticipated to be a carcinogen: Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP-85-002, 1985). (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
Preferred term DDT
Entry term(s) 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethane
4,4' DDT
4,4' Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane
4,4'-DDT
4,4'-Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane
Benzochloryl
Chlorophenothane
TbisC ethane
TbisC-ethane
p',p'-DDT



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