Polyethylene Glycols D011092

Related MeSH Hierarchy (4)

Chemicals and Drugs [D] » Organic Chemicals [D02] » Alcohols » Glycols » Ethylene Glycols » Polyethylene Glycols

Chemicals and Drugs [D] » Macromolecular Substances [D05] » Polymers » Polyethylene Glycols

Chemicals and Drugs [D] » Biomedical and Dental Materials [D25] » Polymers » Polyethylene Glycols

Technology, Industry, and Agriculture [J] » Technology, Industry, and Agriculture [J01] » Manufactured Materials » Biomedical and Dental Materials » Polymers » Polyethylene Glycols

Description

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.   MeSH

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