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Descriptor in English: Nitriles
Descriptor in Spanish: Nitrilos
Descriptor in Portuguese: Nitrilos
Descriptor in French: Nitriles
Tree number(s): D02.626
SP4.097.036.689
Scope note: Organic compounds containing the -CN radical. The concept is distinguished from CYANIDES, which denotes inorganic salts of HYDROGEN CYANIDE.
Annotation: organic cpds having -CN radical: differentiate from CYANIDES which are inorganic with -CN
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
Online Note: use CYANIDES to search NITRILES 1966-67
History Note: 68; was see under CYANIDES 1963-67
See also the descriptors: Cyanides MeSH
DeCS UI: 9754
Descriptor UI: D009570
Date Established: 1968/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1993/06/04
Nitriles - Preferred
Concept UI M0014878
Scope note Organic compounds containing the -CN radical. The concept is distinguished from CYANIDES, which denotes inorganic salts of HYDROGEN CYANIDE.
Preferred term Nitriles



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