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Mineral Fibers MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Mineral Fibers
Tree Number(s)
D01.578.500
Unique ID
D019016
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019016
Annotation
IM general or unspecified only; coordinate NIM with specific mineral or material (IM), as asbestos fibers = MINERAL FIBERS (NIM) + ASBESTOS (IM); not for textile fibers ( = TEXTILES or specific textile such as COTTON FIBER; WOOL; or NYLON)
Scope Note
Long, pliable, cohesive natural or manufactured filaments of various lengths. They form the structure of some minerals. The medical significance lies in their potential ability to cause various types of PNEUMOCONIOSIS (e.g., ASBESTOSIS) after occupational or environmental exposure. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p708)
Entry Term(s)
Mineral Fiber
Synthetic Vitreous Fibers
Registry Number
0
Previous Indexing
Minerals (1966-1995)
See Also
Pneumoconiosis
Public MeSH Note
96
History Note
96
Date Established
1996/01/01
Date of Entry
1995/06/29
Revision Date
2017/02/24
Mineral Fibers Preferred
Synthetic Vitreous Fibers Narrower
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