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Descriptor in English: Ammonium Chloride
Descriptor in Spanish: Cloruro de Amonio
Descriptor in Portuguese: Cloreto de Amônio
Descriptor in French: Chlorure d'ammonium
Entry term(s): Ammoniac, Sal
Chloride, Ammonium
Sal Ammoniac
Tree number(s): D01.210.450.150.050
D01.625.062.249
Scope note: An acidifying agent that has expectorant and diuretic effects. Also used in etching and batteries and as a flux in electroplating.
Annotation: /analogs = probably AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS
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: 658
Descriptor UI: D000643
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/08
Ammonium Chloride - Preferred
Concept UI M0000983
Scope note An acidifying agent that has expectorant and diuretic effects. Also used in etching and batteries and as a flux in electroplating.
Preferred term Ammonium Chloride
Entry term(s) Ammoniac, Sal
Chloride, Ammonium
Sal Ammoniac



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