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Descriptor in English: Fluoroacetates
Descriptor in Spanish: Fluoroacetatos
Descriptor in Portuguese: Fluoracetatos
Descriptor in French: Fluoro-acétates
Tree number(s): D02.241.081.018.285
D02.455.526.510.286
Scope note: Derivatives of acetic acid with one or more fluorines attached. They are almost odorless, difficult to detect chemically, and very stable. The acid itself, as well as the derivatives that are broken down in the body to the acid, are highly toxic substances, behaving as convulsant poisons with a delayed action. (From Miall's Dictionary of Chemistry, 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
DeCS UI: 5594
Descriptor UI: D005463
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Fluoroacetates - Preferred
Concept UI M0008620
Scope note Derivatives of acetic acid with one or more fluorines attached. They are almost odorless, difficult to detect chemically, and very stable. The acid itself, as well as the derivatives that are broken down in the body to the acid, are highly toxic substances, behaving as convulsant poisons with a delayed action. (From Miall's Dictionary of Chemistry, 5th ed)
Preferred term Fluoroacetates



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