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Descriptor English: Lactones
Descriptor Spanish: Lactonas
Descriptor Portuguese: Lactonas
Descriptor French: Lactones
Entry term(s): Lactone
Tree number(s): D02.540
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007783
Scope note: Cyclic esters of hydroxy carboxylic acids, containing a 1-oxacycloalkan-2-one structure. Large cyclic lactones of over a dozen atoms are MACROLIDES.
Annotation: pyran-2-ones: index PYRONES + LACTONES but BENZOPYRAN-2-ONES is available; for cyclic lactones over 12 atoms consider MACROLIDES
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 ID: 7960
Unique ID: D007783
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Lactones - Preferred
Concept UI M0012175
Scope note Cyclic esters of hydroxy carboxylic acids, containing a 1-oxacycloalkan-2-one structure. Large cyclic lactones of over a dozen atoms are MACROLIDES.
Preferred term Lactones
Entry term(s) Lactone



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