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Descriptor English: Food Additives
Descriptor Spanish: Aditivos Alimentarios
Descriptor aditivos alimentarios
Scope note: Sustancias que se utilizan en el procesamiento o almacenamiento de los alimentos para consumo humano o animal. Incluyen ANTIOXIDANTES, CONSERVANTES DE ALIMENTOS, COLORANTES DE ALIMENTOS, AROMATIZANTES, ANTIINFECCIOSOS, EXCIPIENTES y otras sustancias de aplicación semejante. Muchas de estas mismas sustancias se usan como EXCIPIENTES FARMACÉUTICOS.
Descriptor Portuguese: Aditivos Alimentares
Descriptor French: Additifs alimentaires
Entry term(s): Additive, Food
Additives, Food
Food Additive
Tree number(s): D27.720.372.300
G07.203.300.514.500
J02.500.514.500
VS2.001.003.004.005
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005503
Scope note: Substances used in the processing or storage of foods or animal feed including ANTIOXIDANTS; FOOD PRESERVATIVES; FOOD COLORING AGENTS; FLAVORING AGENTS; ANTI-INFECTIVE AGENTS; EXCIPIENTS and other similarly used substances. Many of the same substances are used as PHARMACEUTIC AIDS.
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
Related: Pharmaceutic Aids MeSH
DeCS ID: 5640
Unique ID: D005503
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/06/22
Food Additives - Preferred
Concept UI M0008672
Scope note Substances used in the processing or storage of foods or animal feed including ANTIOXIDANTS; FOOD PRESERVATIVES; FOOD COLORING AGENTS; FLAVORING AGENTS; ANTI-INFECTIVE AGENTS; EXCIPIENTS and other similarly used substances. Many of the same substances are used as PHARMACEUTIC AIDS.
Preferred term Food Additives
Entry term(s) Additive, Food
Additives, Food
Food Additive



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