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Descriptor English:   Ethanol 
Descriptor Spanish:   Etanol 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Etanol 
Synonyms English:   Absolute Alcohol
Alcohol, Absolute
Alcohol, Ethyl
Alcohol, Grain
Ethyl Alcohol
Grain Alcohol  
Tree Number:   D02.033.375
Definition English:   A clear, colorless liquid rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and distributed throughout the body. It has bactericidal activity and is used often as a topical disinfectant. It is widely used as a solvent and preservative in pharmaceutical preparations as well as serving as the primary ingredient in ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. 
Indexing Annotation English:   for "alcohol" unspecified; / antag: consider also ALCOHOL DETERRENTS; ethanol production by organisms = / metab; use/ pois for acute alcohol poisoning & acute alcoholic intoxication; available also are BINGE DRINKING, DRUNKENNESS see ALCOHOLIC INTOXICATION, ALCOHOLISM and ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES; hypophysectomy by alcohol injection = HYPOPHYSECTOMY, CHEMICAL & do not index under ETHANOL unless particularly discussed; "abstinence from alcohol" = TEMPERANCE
Pharmacological Action:   Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Central Nervous System Depressants
See Related English:   Alcoholic Beverages
History Note English:   98(63) 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AD administration & dosage AE adverse effects
AG agonists AA analogs & derivatives
AN analysis AI antagonists & inhibitors
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CS chemical synthesis CH chemistry
CL classification EC economics
HI history IM immunology
IP isolation & purification ME metabolism
PK pharmacokinetics PD pharmacology
PO poisoning RE radiation effects
ST standards SD supply & distribution
TU therapeutic use TO toxicity
UR urine  
Record Number:   431 
Unique Identifier:   D000431 

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