Descriptor English: Hygroscopic Agents
Descriptor Spanish: Higroscópicos
Descriptor Portuguese: Higroscópicos
Descriptor French: Agents hygroscopiques
Entry term(s): Agents, Hygroscopic
Drying Agents
Tree number(s): D27.720.375
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: Materials that readily absorb moisture from their surroundings.
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
Previous Indexing: Desiccation (1977-2010)
Public MeSH Note: 2011
History Note: 2011
Related: Desiccation MeSH
DeCS ID: 54183
Unique ID: D058427
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Date Established: 2011/01/01
Date of Entry: 2010/06/25
Revision Date: 2017/06/28
Hygroscopic Agents - Preferred
Concept UI M0542297
Scope note Materials that readily absorb moisture from their surroundings.
Preferred term Hygroscopic Agents
Entry term(s) Agents, Hygroscopic
Humectants - Narrower
Concept UI M0542335
Preferred term Humectants
Desiccants - Narrower
Concept UI M0542334
Preferred term Desiccants
Entry term(s) Drying Agents

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