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Descriptor in English: Fatty Alcohols
Descriptor in Spanish: Alcoholes Grasos
Descriptor in Portuguese: Álcoois Graxos
Descriptor in French: Alcools gras
Entry term(s): Alcohols, Fatty
Tree number(s): D02.033.415
D10.289
Scope note: Usually high-molecular-weight, straight-chain primary alcohols, but can also range from as few as 4 carbons, derived from natural fats and oils, including lauryl, stearyl, oleyl, and linoleyl alcohols. They are used in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, detergents, plastics, and lube oils and in textile manufacture. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 5th ed)
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
History Note: 72
DeCS UI: 5336
Descriptor UI: D005233
Date Established: 1972/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2003/07/09
Fatty Alcohols - Preferred
Concept UI M0008274
Scope note Usually high-molecular-weight, straight-chain primary alcohols, but can also range from as few as 4 carbons, derived from natural fats and oils, including lauryl, stearyl, oleyl, and linoleyl alcohols. They are used in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, detergents, plastics, and lube oils and in textile manufacture. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 5th ed)
Preferred term Fatty Alcohols
Entry term(s) Alcohols, Fatty



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