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Surface-Active Agents MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Surface-Active Agents
Tree Number(s)
D27.720.877
Unique ID
D013501
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013501
Scope Note
Agents that modify interfacial tension of water; usually substances that have one lipophilic and one hydrophilic group in the molecule; includes soaps, detergents, emulsifiers, dispersing and wetting agents, and several groups of antiseptics.
Entry Term(s)
Amphiphilic Agents
Surface Active Agent
Surface Active Agents
Surface-Active Agent
Surfactant
Surfactants
Tenside
Tensides
Registry Number
0
NLM Classification #
QV 233
See Also
Pulmonary Surfactants
Public MeSH Note
1963; TENSIDES was indexed under SURFACE ACTIVE AGENTS 1973-2004
History Note
1963
Date Established
1963/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/05/27
Surface-Active Agents Preferred
Tensides Narrower
Surfactants Narrower
Amphiphilic Agents Related
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