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Petrolatum MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Petrolatum
Tree Number(s)
D02.455.699
Unique ID
D010577
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010577
Scope Note
A colloidal system of semisolid hydrocarbons obtained from PETROLEUM. It is used as an ointment base, topical protectant, and lubricant.
Entry Term(s)
Paraffin Jelly
Petrolatum, Hydrophilic
Petrolatum, White
Petroleum Jelly
Vaseline
Pharm Action
Emollients
Ointment Bases
Related Numbers
8027-64-3
CAS Type 1 Name
Petrolatum
History Note
was in Cat D only 1963-82
Date Established
1960/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Petrolatum Preferred
Petrolatum, Hydrophilic Narrower
Vaseline Narrower
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