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Coal Tar MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Coal Tar
Tree Number(s)
D20.749.354
Unique ID
D003033
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003033
Scope Note
A by-product of the destructive distillation of coal used as a topical antieczematic. It is an antipruritic and keratoplastic agent used also in the treatment of psoriasis and other skin conditions. Occupational exposure to soots, tars, and certain mineral oils is known to be carcinogenic according to the Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP 85-002, 1985) (Merck Index, 11th ed).
Entry Term(s)
Clinitar
Estar
Pharm Action
Keratolytic Agents
Registry Number
8007-45-2
CAS Type 1 Name
Tar, coal
NLM Classification #
QV 241
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2003/07/09
Coal Tar Preferred
Estar Narrower
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