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Mineral Oil MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Mineral Oil
Tree Number(s)
D02.455.699.500
Unique ID
D008899
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008899
Scope Note
A mixture of liquid hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum. It is used as laxative, lubricant, ointment base, and emollient.
Entry Term(s)
Drakeol
Liquid Paraffin
Petrolatum, Liquid
Vaseline Oil
Pharm Action
Emollients
Registry Number
8020-83-5
CAS Type 1 Name
Hydrocarbon oils
NLM Classification #
QV 75
Public MeSH Note
66; was PETROLATUM, LIQUID 1963-65
History Note
66; was in Cat D only 1966-82, was PETROLATUM LIQUID in Cat D only 1963-65
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2013/07/09
Mineral Oil Preferred
Vaseline Oil Narrower
Drakeol Narrower
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