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Descriptor English: Kaolin
Descriptor Spanish: Caolín
Descriptor Portuguese: Caulim
Descriptor French: Kaolin
Entry term(s): Kaolinite
Tree number(s): D01.056.050.075.350
D01.578.725.025.350
D01.650.550.050.075.350
D01.837.725.700.760.050.400
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007616
Scope note: The most common mineral of a group of hydrated aluminum silicates, approximately H2Al2Si2O8-H2O. It is prepared for pharmaceutical and medicinal purposes by levigating with water to remove sand, etc. (From Merck Index, 11th ed) The name is derived from Kao-ling (Chinese: "high ridge"), the original site. (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
Annotation: an antidiarrheal
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
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
Pharm Action: Antidiarrheals
Registry Number: 24H4NWX5CO
CAS Type 1 Name: Kaolin
Related: Kaolinum DeCS
DeCS ID: 7784
Unique ID: D007616
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: 2016/06/07
Kaolin - Preferred
Concept UI M0011925
Scope note The most common mineral of a group of hydrated aluminum silicates, approximately H2Al2Si2O8-H2O. It is prepared for pharmaceutical and medicinal purposes by levigating with water to remove sand, etc. (From Merck Index, 11th ed) The name is derived from Kao-ling (Chinese: "high ridge"), the original site. (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
Preferred term Kaolin
Kaolinite - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0011926
Preferred term Kaolinite



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