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Administration, Topical MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Administration, Topical
Tree Number(s)
E02.319.267.120
Unique ID
D000287
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000287
Annotation
general; prefer specifics; "topical" in titles frequently means ADMINISTRATION, CUTANEOUS
Scope Note
The application of drug preparations to the surfaces of the body, especially the skin (ADMINISTRATION, CUTANEOUS) or mucous membranes. This method of treatment is used to avoid systemic side effects when high doses are required at a localized area or as an alternative systemic administration route, to avoid hepatic processing for example.
Entry Version
ADMIN TOPICAL
Entry Term(s)
Administration, Topical Drug
Drug Administration, Topical
Topical Administration
Topical Drug Administration
NLM Classification #
WB 340
Public MeSH Note
74
History Note
74
Date Established
1974/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2008/07/08

No Qualifiers
Administration, Topical Preferred
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