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Qualifier English: Esters
Qualifier Spanish: Ésteres
Qualifier Portuguese: Ésteres
Qualifier French: Esters
Entry term(s): Ester
Tree number(s): D02.241.400
SP4.097.036.654
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004952
Scope note: Compounds derived from organic or inorganic acids in which at least one hydroxyl group is replaced by an –O-alkyl or other organic group. They can be represented by the structure formula RCOOR’ and are usually formed by the reaction between an acid and an alcohol with elimination of water.
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: specific acid (1968-1990)
specific alcohol (1968-1990)
Public MeSH Note: 91; was see under CARBOXYLIC ACIDS 1968-90
History Note: 91(68); was see under CARBOXYLIC ACIDS 1968-90
DeCS ID: 5041
Unique ID: D004952
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Esters - Preferred
Concept UI M0007766
Scope note Compounds derived from organic or inorganic acids in which at least one hydroxyl group is replaced by an –O-alkyl or other organic group. They can be represented by the structure formula RCOOR’ and are usually formed by the reaction between an acid and an alcohol with elimination of water.
Preferred term Esters
Entry term(s) Ester



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