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Descriptor in English: Insecticides
Descriptor in Spanish: Insecticidas
Descriptor in Portuguese: Inseticidas
Descriptor in French: Insecticides
Tree number(s): D27.720.031.700.491
D27.888.723.491
SP4.022.218.389
VS2.004.001.003.001
Scope note: Pesticides designed to control insects that are harmful to man. The insects may be directly harmful, as those acting as disease vectors, or indirectly harmful, as destroyers of crops, food products, or textile fabrics.
Annotation: for use to kill or control insects, use no qualifiers on the insecticide or the insect; appropriate qualifiers may be used when other aspects of the insecticide are discussed such as the effect on a physiologic process or behavioral aspect of the insect.
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
See also the descriptors: Cholinesterase Inhibitors MeSH
DeCS UI: 7480
Descriptor UI: D007306
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/06/22
Insecticides - Preferred
Concept UI M0011389
Scope note Pesticides designed to control insects that are harmful to man. The insects may be directly harmful, as those acting as disease vectors, or indirectly harmful, as destroyers of crops, food products, or textile fabrics.
Preferred term Insecticides



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