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Disinfectants MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Disinfectants
Tree Number(s)
D27.505.954.122.425
D27.720.274
Unique ID
D004202
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004202
Annotation
do not confuse with ANTISEPTICS which are used against organisms in man & animal
Scope Note
Substances used on inanimate objects that destroy harmful microorganisms or inhibit their activity. Disinfectants are classed as complete, destroying SPORES as well as vegetative forms of microorganisms, or incomplete, destroying only vegetative forms of the organisms. They are distinguished from ANTISEPTICS, which are local anti-infective agents used on humans and other animals. (From Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, 11th ed)
Entry Term(s)
Biocide
Biocides
Disinfectant
Registry Number
0
Previous Indexing
Anti-Infective Agents, Local (1966)
Public MeSH Note
67; was see ANTISEPTICS 1963-66
Online Note
search ANTI-INFECTIVE AGENTS, LOCAL 1966
History Note
67; was see ANTISEPTICS 1963-66
Date Established
1967/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/05/27
Disinfectants Preferred
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