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Descriptor English: Metalloporphyrins
Descriptor Spanish: Metaloporfirinas
Descriptor Portuguese: Metaloporfirinas
Descriptor French: Métalloporphyrines
Entry term(s): Metalloporphyrin
Tree number(s): D02.257.250
D03.383.129.578.840.500.640
D03.633.400.909.500.640
D04.345.783.500.640
D23.767.727.640
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008665
Scope note: Porphyrins which are combined with a metal ion. The metal is bound equally to all four nitrogen atoms of the pyrrole rings. They possess characteristic absorption spectra which can be utilized for identification or quantitative estimation of porphyrins and porphyrin-bound compounds.
Annotation: iron porphyrins = HEME or HEMIN
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
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Previous Indexing: Organometallic Compounds (1968-1976)
Porphyrins (1966-1976)
specific porphyrin (1966-1976)
Public MeSH Note: 77
History Note: 77
DeCS ID: 8842
Unique ID: D008665
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1977/01/01
Date of Entry: 1976/04/16
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Metalloporphyrins - Preferred
Concept UI M0013500
Scope note Porphyrins which are combined with a metal ion. The metal is bound equally to all four nitrogen atoms of the pyrrole rings. They possess characteristic absorption spectra which can be utilized for identification or quantitative estimation of porphyrins and porphyrin-bound compounds.
Preferred term Metalloporphyrins
Entry term(s) Metalloporphyrin



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