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Descriptor English: Methane
Descriptor Spanish: Metano
Descriptor Portuguese: Metano
Descriptor French: Méthane
Tree number(s): D02.455.326.146.571
SP4.041.432.533.010.030.010.030
SP4.097.036.674
SP4.112.082.623.264.845
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008697
Scope note: The simplest saturated hydrocarbon. It is a colorless, flammable gas, slightly soluble in water. It is one of the chief constituents of natural gas and is formed in the decomposition of organic matter. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
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: OP0UW79H66
CAS Type 1 Name: Methane
DeCS ID: 8872
Unique ID: D008697
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/08
Methane - Preferred
Concept UI M0013556
Scope note The simplest saturated hydrocarbon. It is a colorless, flammable gas, slightly soluble in water. It is one of the chief constituents of natural gas and is formed in the decomposition of organic matter. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
Preferred term Methane



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