Descriptor English: Ethanol
Descriptor Spanish: Etanol
Descriptor Portuguese: Etanol
Descriptor French: Éthanol
Entry term(s): Alcool absolu
Alcool éthylique
Esprit de vin
Tree number(s): D02.033.375
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: A clear, colorless liquid rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and distributed throughout the body. It has bactericidal activity and is used often as a topical disinfectant. It is widely used as a solvent and preservative in pharmaceutical preparations as well as serving as the primary ingredient in ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.
Annotation: for "alcohol" unspecified; /antag: consider also ALCOHOL DETERRENTS; ethanol production by organisms = /metab; use/pois for acute alcohol poisoning & acute alcoholic intoxication; available also are ALCOHOL DRINKING and specifics, DRUNKENNESS see ALCOHOLIC INTOXICATION, ALCOHOLISM, ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES and ALCOHOL ABSTINENCE; hypophysectomy by alcohol injection = HYPOPHYSECTOMY, CHEMICAL & do not index ETHANOL unless particularly discussed
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogues et dérivés
AD administration et posologie
AE effets indésirables
AG agonistes
AI antagonistes et inhibiteurs
AN analyse
BL sang
CF liquide cérébrospinal
CH composition chimique
CL classification
CS synthèse chimique
EC économie
HI histoire
IM immunologie
IP isolement et purification
ME métabolisme
PD pharmacologie
PK pharmacocinétique
PO intoxication
RE effets des radiations
SD ressources et distribution
ST normes
TO toxicité
TU usage thérapeutique
UR urine
Registry Number: 3K9958V90M
CAS Type 1 Name: Ethanol
Related: Boissons alcooliques MeSH
DeCS ID: 431
Unique ID: D000431
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Date Established: 1998/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/08
Éthanol - Preferred
Concept UI M0000653
Preferred term Éthanol
Entry term(s) Alcool éthylique
Esprit de vin
Alcool absolu - Narrower
Concept UI M0000654
Preferred term Alcool absolu

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