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Descriptor English: Nitrates
Descriptor Spanish: Nitratos
Descriptor Portuguese: Nitratos
Descriptor French: Nitrates
Entry term(s): Nitrate
Tree number(s): D01.248.497.158.606
D01.625.525.550
D02.583
SP4.097.036.644.360
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009566
Scope note: Inorganic or organic salts and esters of nitric acid. These compounds contain the NO3- radical.
Annotation: NITRATED COMPOUNDS is also available
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
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
DeCS ID: 9751
Unique ID: D009566
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Nitrates - Preferred
Concept UI M0014874
Scope note Inorganic or organic salts and esters of nitric acid. These compounds contain the NO3- radical.
Preferred term Nitrates
Entry term(s) Nitrate



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