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Descriptor English: Microgels
Descriptor Spanish: Microgeles
Descriptor Portuguese: Microgéis
Descriptor French: Without translation
Entry term(s): Microgel
Tree number(s): D05.750.217
D20.280.320.531
D25.720.501
D26.255.165.320.531
J01.637.051.720.562
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000080386
Scope note: Three-dimensional biocompatible polymers in micrometer size range. They are typically spherical particles in a size range of 1-350 micrometers when used for drug delivery and 3D cell culture applications.
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AN analysis
CH chemistry
CL classification
EC economics
HI history
MI microbiology
PO poisoning
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Gels (1973-2019)
Public MeSH Note: 2020
History Note: 2020
DeCS ID: 59151
Unique ID: D000080386
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2020/01/01
Date of Entry: 2019/07/08
Revision Date: 2019/04/29
Microgels - Preferred
Concept UI M000647250
Scope note Three-dimensional biocompatible polymers in micrometer size range. They are typically spherical particles in a size range of 1-350 micrometers when used for drug delivery and 3D cell culture applications.
Preferred term Microgels
Entry term(s) Microgel



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