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Chlorhexidine MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Chlorhexidine
Tree Number(s)
D02.078.370.141.100
Unique ID
D002710
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002710
Scope Note
A disinfectant and topical anti-infective agent used also as mouthwash to prevent oral plaque.
Entry Term(s)
Chlorhexidine Acetate
Chlorhexidine Hydrochloride
MK-412A
Novalsan
Sebidin A
Tubulicid
Pharm Action
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Disinfectants
Mouthwashes
Registry Number
R4KO0DY52L
Related Numbers
3697-42-5
55-56-1
5908ZUF22Y
E64XL9U38K
CAS Type 1 Name
2,4,11,13-Tetraazatetradecanediimidamide, N,N''-bis(4-chlorophenyl)-3,12-diimino-
NLM Classification #
QV 220
Previous Indexing
Biguanides (1968-1974)
Chlorobenzenes (1974)
Public MeSH Note
80; was see under BIGUANIDES 1975-79
History Note
80(75); was see under BIGUANIDES 1975-79
Date Established
1980/01/01
Date of Entry
1974/11/11
Revision Date
2016/06/28
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