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Ethanol MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Ethanol
Tree Number(s)
D02.033.375
Unique ID
D000431
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000431
Annotation
for "alcohol" unspecified; /‌antag: consider also ALCOHOL DETERRENTS; ethanol production by organisms = /‌metab; use/pois for acute alcohol poisoning & acute alcoholic intoxication; available also are ALCOHOL DRINKING and specifics, DRUNKENNESS see ALCOHOLIC INTOXICATION, ALCOHOLISM, ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES and ALCOHOL ABSTINENCE; hypophysectomy by alcohol injection = HYPOPHYSECTOMY, CHEMICAL & do not index ETHANOL unless particularly discussed
Scope Note
A clear, colorless liquid rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and distributed throughout the body. It has bactericidal activity and is used often as a topical disinfectant. It is widely used as a solvent and preservative in pharmaceutical preparations as well as serving as the primary ingredient in ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.
Entry Term(s)
Absolute Alcohol
Alcohol, Ethyl
Grain Alcohol
Pharm Action
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Central Nervous System Depressants
Solvents
Registry Number
3K9958V90M
Related Numbers
64-17-5
See Also
Alcoholic Beverages
Public MeSH Note
98; see ALCOHOL, ETHYL 1963-97
History Note
98(63)
Date Established
1998/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/03/17
Ethanol Preferred
Absolute Alcohol Narrower
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