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Hydraulic Fracking MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Hydraulic Fracking
Tree Number(s)
J01.576.655.875.750.500
Unique ID
D000067071
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000067071
Scope Note
A drilling technology in which NATURAL GAS is extracted from large deposits of impermeable rock formations known as shale, deep within the earth’s crust. This drilling technique involves injecting large volumes of high-pressure fracturing fluid (a mixture of water, sand, and chemicals) several thousand feet underground, thereby creating cracks or fissures in the shale formation, and releasing trapped gas.
Entry Term(s)
Fraccing
Fracking
Hydraulic Fracturing
Hydrofracking
Hydrofracturing
Public MeSH Note
2016
History Note
2016
Date Established
2016/01/01
Date of Entry
2015/07/01
Revision Date
2014/10/15
Hydraulic Fracking Preferred
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