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Descriptor English: Disinfectants
Descriptor Spanish: Desinfectantes
Descriptor Portuguese: Desinfetantes
Descriptor French: Désinfectants
Entry term(s): Biocide
Biocides
Disinfectant
Tree number(s): D27.505.954.122.425
D27.720.274
SP8.473.654.412.052.059
VS2.004.001.002.005
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004202
Scope note: Substances used on inanimate objects that destroy harmful microorganisms or inhibit their activity. Disinfectants are classed as complete, destroying SPORES as well as vegetative forms of microorganisms, or incomplete, destroying only vegetative forms of the organisms. They are distinguished from ANTISEPTICS, which are local anti-infective agents used on humans and other animals. (From Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, 11th ed)
Annotation: do not confuse with ANTISEPTICS which are used against organisms in man & animal
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: Anti-Infective Agents, Local (1966)
Public MeSH Note: 67; was see ANTISEPTICS 1963-66
Online Note: search ANTI-INFECTIVE AGENTS, LOCAL 1966
History Note: 67; was see ANTISEPTICS 1963-66
DeCS ID: 4263
Unique ID: D004202
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1967/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Disinfectants - Preferred
Concept UI M0006572
Scope note Substances used on inanimate objects that destroy harmful microorganisms or inhibit their activity. Disinfectants are classed as complete, destroying SPORES as well as vegetative forms of microorganisms, or incomplete, destroying only vegetative forms of the organisms. They are distinguished from ANTISEPTICS, which are local anti-infective agents used on humans and other animals. (From Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, 11th ed)
Preferred term Disinfectants
Entry term(s) Disinfectant
Biocides - Narrower
Concept UI M0491964
Preferred term Biocides
Entry term(s) Biocide



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