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Cetrimonium Compounds MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Cetrimonium Compounds
Tree Number(s)
D02.092.877.883.111
D02.675.276.190
Unique ID
D002593
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002593
Scope Note
Cetyltrimethylammonium compounds that have cationic detergent, antiseptic, and disinfectant activities. They are used in pharmaceuticals, foods, and cosmetics as preservatives; on skin, mucous membranes, etc., as antiseptics or cleansers, and also as emulsifiers. These compounds are toxic when used orally due to neuromuscular blockade.
Entry Version
CETRIMONIUM CPDS
Entry Term(s)
Cetrimides
Cetyltrimethylammonium Compounds
Registry Number
0
Previous Indexing
Alkanes (1972-1974)
Ammonium Compounds (1968-1974)
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS 1975-90
History Note
91(75); was see under AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS 1975-90
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1974/11/11
Revision Date
2005/06/30
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