"Polyethylene Glycols" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
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Polymers of ETHYLENE OXIDE and water, and their ethers. They vary in consistency from liquid to solid depending on the molecular weight indicated by a number following the name. They are used as SURFACTANTS, dispersing agents, solvents, ointment and suppository bases, vehicles, and tablet excipients. Some specific groups are NONOXYNOLS, OCTOXYNOLS, and POLOXAMERS.
- Polyethylene Glycols
- Glycol, Polyethylene
- Glycols, Polyethylene
- Polyethylene Oxide
- Oxide, Polyethylene
- Oxides, Polyethylene
- Polyethylene Oxides
- Polyethylene Glycol
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