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Descriptor in English: Ether
Descriptor in Spanish: Éter
Descriptor in Portuguese: Éter
Descriptor in French: Oxyde de diéthyle
Entry term(s): Diethyl Ether
Ether, Diethyl
Ether, Ethyl
Ethyl Ether
Tree number(s): D02.355.417.332
Scope note: A mobile, very volatile, highly flammable liquid used as an inhalation anesthetic and as a solvent for waxes, fats, oils, perfumes, alkaloids, and gums. It is mildly irritating to skin and mucous membranes.
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
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
History Note: 2014(1963)
DeCS UI: 5079
Descriptor UI: D004986
Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/08
Ether - Preferred
Concept UI M0007827
Scope note A mobile, very volatile, highly flammable liquid used as an inhalation anesthetic and as a solvent for waxes, fats, oils, perfumes, alkaloids, and gums. It is mildly irritating to skin and mucous membranes.
Preferred term Ether
Entry term(s) Diethyl Ether
Ether, Diethyl
Ether, Ethyl
Ethyl Ether



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