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Oils, Volatile MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Oils, Volatile
Tree Number(s)
D10.627.675
Unique ID
D009822
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009822
Annotation
coordinate with source of oil; /‌ther use: AROMATHERAPY is also available
Scope Note
Oils which evaporate readily. The volatile oils occur in aromatic plants, to which they give odor and other characteristics. Most volatile oils consist of a mixture of two or more TERPENES or of a mixture of an eleoptene (the more volatile constituent of a volatile oil) with a stearopten (the more solid constituent). The synonym essential oils refers to the essence of a plant, as its perfume or scent, and not to its indispensability.
Entry Term(s)
Essential Oil
Oil, Essential
Oil, Volatile
Oils, Essential
Volatile Oil
Registry Number
0
See Also
Aromatherapy
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/01/14
Oils, Volatile Preferred
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