Search
Descriptor English: Hexanes
Descriptor Spanish: Hexanos
Descriptor Portuguese: Hexanos
Descriptor French: Hexanes
Entry term(s): Hexane
Isohexane
Isohexanes
Tree number(s): D02.455.326.146.500
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006586
Scope note: Six-carbon saturated hydrocarbon group of the methane series. Include isomers and derivatives. Various polyneuropathies are caused by hexane poisoning.
Annotation: does not include hexenes ( = ALKENES), hexadienes ( = ALKADIENES), or hexatrienes ( = POLYENES); CYCLOHEXANES is also available
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
Previous Indexing: Alkanes (1966-1977)
Hydrocarbons (1966-1977)
Public MeSH Note: 78
History Note: 78
DeCS ID: 6745
Unique ID: D006586
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1978/01/01
Date of Entry: 1977/05/20
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Hexanes - Preferred
Concept UI M0010311
Scope note Six-carbon saturated hydrocarbon group of the methane series. Include isomers and derivatives. Various polyneuropathies are caused by hexane poisoning.
Preferred term Hexanes
Entry term(s) Hexane
Isohexanes - Narrower
Concept UI M0010312
Preferred term Isohexanes
Entry term(s) Isohexane



We want your feedback on the new DeCS / MeSH website

We invite you to complete a survey that will take no more than 3 minutes.


Go to survey