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Polytetrafluoroethylene MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Polytetrafluoroethylene
Tree Number(s)
D05.750.395.616
D25.720.395.616
J01.637.051.720.395.616
Unique ID
D011138
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011138
Scope Note
Homopolymer of tetrafluoroethylene. Nonflammable, tough, inert plastic tubing or sheeting; used to line vessels, insulate, protect or lubricate apparatus; also as filter, coating for surgical implants or as prosthetic material. Synonyms: Fluoroflex; Fluoroplast; Ftoroplast; Halon; Polyfene; PTFE; Tetron.
Entry Term(s)
Expanded PTFE
FEP
Fluon
Fluoroplast
GORE-TEX
Goretex
PTFE
Politef
Polytef
TFE
Tarflen
Teflon
Registry Number
9002-84-0
CAS Type 1 Name
Ethene, tetrafluoro-, homopolymer
Previous Indexing
Fluorocarbon Polymers (1966-1972)
Public MeSH Note
73; was see under FLUOROCARBON POLYMERS 1966-72
Online Note
search FLUOROCARBON POLYMERS 1966-72
History Note
73; was see under FLUOROCARBON POLYMERS 1966-72
Date Established
1973/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2006/07/05
Polytetrafluoroethylene Preferred
Expanded PTFE Narrower
Tarflen Narrower
Fluoroplast Narrower
GORE-TEX Related
Teflon Narrower
Fluon Narrower
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