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Descriptor in English: Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Descriptor in Spanish: Antiinfecciosos Locales
Descriptor in Portuguese: Anti-Infecciosos Locais
Descriptor in French: Anti-infectieux locaux
Entry term(s): Agents, Local Anti-Infective
Agents, Local Antiinfective
Agents, Topical Anti-Infective
Agents, Topical Antiinfective
Anti Infective Agents, Local
Anti Infective Agents, Topical
Anti-Infective Agents, Topical
Antiinfective Agents, Local
Antiinfective Agents, Topical
Antiseptics
Local Anti Infective Agents
Local Anti-Infective Agents
Local Antiinfective Agents
Microbicides, Local
Microbicides, Topical
Topical Anti Infective Agents
Topical Anti-Infective Agents
Topical Antiinfective Agents
Tree number(s): D27.505.954.122.187
Scope note: Substances used on humans and other animals that destroy harmful microorganisms or inhibit their activity. They are distinguished from DISINFECTANTS, which are used on inanimate objects.
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
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
Online Note: use ANTI-INFECTIVE AGENTS, LOCAL to search ANTISEPTICS 1966; search ANTISEPTICS, HALOGEN & ANTISEPTICS, MERCURIAL & ANTISEPTICS, QUATERNARY AMMONIUM under ANTI-INFECTIVE AGENTS 1966
History Note: 67; ANTISEPTICS & ANTISEPTICS, HALOGEN & ANTISEPTICS, MERCURIAL & ANTISEPTICS, QUATERNARY AMMONIUM were headings 1963-66
See also the descriptors: Disinfectants MeSH
DeCS UI: 904
Descriptor UI: D000891
Date Established: 1967/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2014/06/25
Anti-Infective Agents, Local - Preferred
Concept UI M0001330
Scope note Substances used on humans and other animals that destroy harmful microorganisms or inhibit their activity. They are distinguished from DISINFECTANTS, which are used on inanimate objects.
Preferred term Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Entry term(s) Agents, Local Anti-Infective
Agents, Local Antiinfective
Agents, Topical Anti-Infective
Agents, Topical Antiinfective
Anti Infective Agents, Local
Anti Infective Agents, Topical
Anti-Infective Agents, Topical
Antiinfective Agents, Local
Antiinfective Agents, Topical
Antiseptics
Local Anti Infective Agents
Local Anti-Infective Agents
Local Antiinfective Agents
Topical Anti Infective Agents
Topical Anti-Infective Agents
Topical Antiinfective Agents
Microbicides, Topical - Narrower
Concept UI M0417932
Scope note Generically, any topical agent that destroys microbes. However, usage of the term is increasingly being confined to topical agents that prevent or reduce the transmission of SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES.
Preferred term Microbicides, Topical
Entry term(s) Microbicides, Local



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