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Descriptor English: Acetaldehyde
Descriptor Spanish: Acetaldehído
Descriptor Portuguese: Acetaldeído
Descriptor French: Acétaldéhyde
Entry term(s): Ethanal
Tree number(s): D02.047.064
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000079
Scope note: A colorless, flammable liquid used in the manufacture of acetic acid, perfumes, and flavors. It is also an intermediate in the metabolism of alcohol. It has a general narcotic action and also causes irritation of mucous membranes. Large doses may cause death from respiratory paralysis.
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
Registry Number: GO1N1ZPR3B
CAS Type 1 Name: Acetaldehyde
DeCS ID: 83
Unique ID: D000079
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/08
Acetaldehyde - Preferred
Concept UI M0000111
Scope note A colorless, flammable liquid used in the manufacture of acetic acid, perfumes, and flavors. It is also an intermediate in the metabolism of alcohol. It has a general narcotic action and also causes irritation of mucous membranes. Large doses may cause death from respiratory paralysis.
Preferred term Acetaldehyde
Entry term(s) Ethanal



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