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Polyethylene MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Polyethylene
Tree Number(s)
D02.455.326.271.665.550.500
D05.750.716.507.500
D25.720.716.507.500
J01.637.051.720.716.507.500
Unique ID
D020959
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020959
Annotation
POLYETHYLENES is available
Scope Note
A vinyl polymer made from ethylene. It can be branched or linear. Branched or low-density polyethylene is tough and pliable but not to the same degree as linear polyethylene. Linear or high-density polyethylene has a greater hardness and tensile strength. Polyethylene is used in a variety of products, including implants and prostheses.
Entry Term(s)
HDPE
High-Density Polyethylene
LDPE
Low-Density Polyethylene
Polythene
Registry Number
9002-88-4
CAS Type 1 Name
Ethene, homopolymer
Previous Indexing
Polyethylenes (1983-1999)
Polymers (1978-1982)
Polypropylenes (1983-1999)
Public MeSH Note
2000; POLYTHENE was indexed under POLYETHYLENES & POLYPROPYLENES 1983-1999 & POLYMERS 1978-1982
History Note
2000; for POLYTHENE use PLASTIPORE (NM) 1978-1999
Date Established
2000/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/11/09
Revision Date
2013/07/09
Polyethylene Preferred
Low-Density Polyethylene Narrower
High-Density Polyethylene Narrower
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