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Descriptor English: Monoterpenes
Descriptor Spanish: Monoterpenos
Descriptor Portuguese: Monoterpenos
Descriptor French: Monoterpènes
Entry term(s): Monoterpene
Monoterpenoid
Monoterpenoids
Tree number(s): D02.455.849.575
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D039821
Scope note: Compounds with a core of 10 carbons generally formed via the mevalonate pathway from the combination of 3,3-dimethylallyl pyrophosphate and isopentenyl pyrophosphate. They are cyclized and oxidized in a variety of ways. Due to the low molecular weight many of them exist in the form of essential oils (OILS, VOLATILE).
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
Previous Indexing: Terpenes (1965-2002)
Public MeSH Note: 2003
History Note: 2003
DeCS ID: 37303
Unique ID: D039821
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Date Established: 2003/01/01
Date of Entry: 2002/07/03
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Monoterpenes - Preferred
Concept UI M0419649
Scope note Compounds with a core of 10 carbons generally formed via the mevalonate pathway from the combination of 3,3-dimethylallyl pyrophosphate and isopentenyl pyrophosphate. They are cyclized and oxidized in a variety of ways. Due to the low molecular weight many of them exist in the form of essential oils (OILS, VOLATILE).
Preferred term Monoterpenes
Entry term(s) Monoterpene
Monoterpenoid
Monoterpenoids



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