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Polyvinyl Alcohol MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Polyvinyl Alcohol
Tree Number(s)
D02.033.750
D02.455.326.271.884.533.532
D05.750.716.721.616
D25.720.716.721.616
J01.637.051.720.716.721.616
Unique ID
D011142
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011142
Scope Note
A polymer prepared from polyvinyl acetates by replacement of the acetate groups with hydroxyl groups. It is used as a pharmaceutic aid and ophthalmic lubricant as well as in the manufacture of surface coatings artificial sponges, cosmetics, and other products.
Entry Term(s)
Liquifilm Tears
Polyviol
Registry Number
9002-89-5
CAS Type 1 Name
Ethenol, homopolymer
Previous Indexing
Polyvinyls (1966-1970)
Public MeSH Note
74
History Note
74(71)
Date Established
1974/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2006/07/05
Polyvinyl Alcohol Preferred
Polyviol Narrower
Liquifilm Tears Narrower
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