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Soaps MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Soaps
Tree Number(s)
D27.720.877.265.861
J01.516.872
Unique ID
D012915
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012915
Scope Note
Sodium or potassium salts of long chain fatty acids. These detergent substances are obtained by boiling natural oils or fats with caustic alkali. Sodium soaps are harder and are used as topical anti-infectives and vehicles in pills and liniments; potassium soaps are soft, used as vehicles for ointments and also as topical antimicrobials.
Entry Term(s)
Soap Solution
NLM Classification #
QV 233
Public MeSH Note
91,63-80; was see under SURFACE-ACTIVE AGENTS 1981-90; was heading 1963-80
History Note
91(81)63; was see under SURFACE-ACTIVE AGENTS 1981-90; was heading 1963-80
Date Established
1963/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2003/07/09
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