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Paraffin MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Paraffin
Tree Number(s)
D02.455.612
Unique ID
D010232
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010232
Scope Note
A mixture of solid hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum. It has a wide range of uses including as a stiffening agent in ointments, as a lubricant, and as a topical anti-inflammatory. It is also commonly used as an embedding material in histology.
Entry Term(s)
Parafilm
Registry Number
8002-74-2
History Note
was in Cat D only 1963-82
Date Established
1963/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2007/07/09
Paraffin Preferred
Parafilm Related
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