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Descriptor English: Emulsions
Descriptor Spanish: Emulsiones
Descriptor Portuguese: Emulsões
Descriptor French: Émulsions
Entry term(s): Emulsion
Tree number(s): D20.280.260
D26.255.165.260
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004655
Scope note: Colloids formed by the combination of two immiscible liquids such as oil and water. Lipid-in-water emulsions are usually liquid, like milk or lotion. Water-in-lipid emulsions tend to be creams. The formation of emulsions may be aided by amphiphatic molecules that surround one component of the system to form MICELLES.
Annotation: IM general only; coordinate NIM with specific drug; FAT EMULSIONS, INTRAVENOUS is also available
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
Related: Emulsifying Agents MeSH
Micelles MeSH
DeCS ID: 4732
Unique ID: D004655
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/04/09
Emulsions - Preferred
Concept UI M0007329
Scope note Colloids formed by the combination of two immiscible liquids such as oil and water. Lipid-in-water emulsions are usually liquid, like milk or lotion. Water-in-lipid emulsions tend to be creams. The formation of emulsions may be aided by amphiphatic molecules that surround one component of the system to form MICELLES.
Preferred term Emulsions
Entry term(s) Emulsion



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