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Descriptor in English: Minerals
Descriptor in Spanish: Minerales
Descriptor in Portuguese: Minerais
Descriptor in French: Minéraux
Tree number(s): D01.578
Scope note: Native, inorganic or fossilized organic substances having a definite chemical composition and formed by inorganic reactions. They may occur as individual crystals or may be disseminated in some other mineral or rock. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed; McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specifics
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
History Note: /metabolism was MINERAL METABOLISM 1963-65
DeCS UI: 9091
Descriptor UI: D008903
Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/05/05
Minerals - Preferred
Concept UI M0013901
Scope note Native, inorganic or fossilized organic substances having a definite chemical composition and formed by inorganic reactions. They may occur as individual crystals or may be disseminated in some other mineral or rock. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed; McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Preferred term Minerals



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