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Asbestos MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Asbestos
Tree Number(s)
D01.578.725.050
D01.837.725.700.760.070
Unique ID
D001194
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001194
Annotation
general or unspecified; prefer specifics; /‌tox: consider also ASBESTOSIS; disease: coordinate with ASBESTOS /‌tox and disease /‌etiol, not disease /‌chem ind; asbestos fibers: coordinate with MINERAL FIBERS
Scope Note
Asbestos. Fibrous incombustible mineral composed of magnesium and calcium silicates with or without other elements. It is relatively inert chemically and used in thermal insulation and fireproofing. Inhalation of dust causes asbestosis and later lung and gastrointestinal neoplasms.
Pharm Action
Carcinogens
Registry Number
1332-21-4
CAS Type 1 Name
Asbestos
Previous Indexing
Minerals (1966-1968)
Public MeSH Note
70
History Note
70(69)
Date Established
1970/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
1995/05/31
Asbestos Preferred
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