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Descriptor English: Coloring Agents
Descriptor Spanish: Colorantes
Descriptor Portuguese: Corantes
Descriptor French: Agents colorants
Entry term(s): Agent, Coloring
Coloring Agent
Dye
Dyes
Inorganic Pigments
Organic Pigment
Organic Pigments
Pigment, Organic
Pigments, Inorganic
Pigments, Organic
Stain
Stain, Tissue
Stains
Stains, Tissue
Tissue Stain
Tissue Stains
Tree number(s): D27.720.233
SP4.097.006
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004396
Scope note: Chemicals and substances that impart color including soluble dyes and insoluble pigments. They are used in INKS; PAINTS; and as INDICATORS AND REAGENTS.
Annotation: differentiate from PIGMENTS, BIOLOGICAL
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AN analysis
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
Public MeSH Note: 2006; see DYES 1963-2005; for STAINS see STAINS AND STAINING 1991-1995
History Note: 2006(1963); for STAINS use STAINS AND STAINING 1991-1995
Related: Pharmaceutic Aids MeSH
Pigments, Biological MeSH
Staining and Labeling MeSH
Water Decolorization MeSH
DeCS ID: 4457
Unique ID: D004396
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Date Established: 2006/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Coloring Agents - Preferred
Concept UI M0481616
Scope note Chemicals and substances that impart color including soluble dyes and insoluble pigments. They are used in INKS; PAINTS; and as INDICATORS AND REAGENTS.
Preferred term Coloring Agents
Entry term(s) Agent, Coloring
Coloring Agent
Organic Pigments - Narrower
Concept UI M0485281
Scope note Insoluble compounds that are not PIGMENTS, BIOLOGICAL.
Preferred term Organic Pigments
Entry term(s) Organic Pigment
Pigment, Organic
Pigments, Organic
Stains - Narrower
Concept UI M0006904
Preferred term Stains
Entry term(s) Stain
Tissue Stains - Narrower
Concept UI M0006905
Preferred term Tissue Stains
Entry term(s) Stain, Tissue
Stains, Tissue
Tissue Stain
Dyes - Narrower
Concept UI M0006903
Scope note Coloring agents that are soluble, in contrast to pigments that are particulate. Dyes can also be used as therapeutic agents and test reagents in medicine and scientific research.
Preferred term Dyes
Entry term(s) Dye
Pigments, Inorganic - Narrower
Concept UI M0481617
Scope note Coloring agents that are INORGANIC CHEMICALS.
Preferred term Pigments, Inorganic
Entry term(s) Inorganic Pigments



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