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Diatomaceous Earth MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Diatomaceous Earth
Tree Number(s)
D01.578.750.300
D01.650.550.825.400
D01.837.725.400
Unique ID
D007692
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007692
Scope Note
A form of SILICON DIOXIDE composed of skeletons of prehistoric aquatic plants which is used for its ABSORPTION quality, taking up 1.5-4 times its weight in water. The microscopic sharp edges are useful for insect control but can also be an inhalation hazard. It has been used in baked goods and animal feed. Kieselguhr is German for flint + earthy sediment.
Entry Term(s)
Celite
Celite 545
Celite 560
Chromosorb P
Infusorial Earth
Kieselguhr
Registry Number
61790-53-2
CAS Type 1 Name
Kieselguhr
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under SILICA 1975-90
Online Note
use SILICA to search KIESELGUHR 1968-74
History Note
91(75); was see under SILICA 1975-90
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/06/28
Diatomaceous Earth Preferred
Chromosorb P Narrower
Celite 560 Narrower
Celite Narrower
Celite 545 Narrower
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