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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0016564

NCI Thesaurus Code: C29744  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Indicator, Reagent, or Diagnostic Aid

Semantic Type: Organic Chemical

Semantic Type: Hazardous or Poisonous Substance

NCIt Definition: A colorless poisonous gas synthesized by the oxidation of methanol and used as an antiseptic, disinfectant, histologic fixative, and general-purpose chemical reagent for laboratory applications. Formaldehyde is readily soluble in water and is commonly distributed as a 37% solution in water; formalin, a 10% solution of formaldehyde in water, is used as a disinfectant and to preserve biological specimens. Environmentally, formaldehyde may be found in the atmosphere, smoke from fires, automobile exhaust and cigarette smoke. Small amounts are produced during normal metabolic processes in most organisms, including humans.

NCI-GLOSS Definition: A chemical used in manufacturing and chemical industries, and as a preservative by anatomists, embalmers, and pathologists. Being exposed to formaldehyde may increase the risk of developing leukemia and brain cancer.

CSP Definition: highly reactive aldehyde gas formed by oxidation or incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons; in solution, it has a wide range of uses, including the manufacture of resins and textiles, as a disinfectant, and as a laboratory fixative or preservative; formaldehyde solution (formalin) is considered a hazardous compound, and its vapor toxic.

MSH Definition: A highly reactive aldehyde gas formed by oxidation or incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons. In solution, it has a wide range of uses: in the manufacture of resins and textiles, as a disinfectant, and as a laboratory fixative or preservative. Formaldehyde solution (formalin) is considered a hazardous compound, and its vapor toxic. (From Reynolds, Martindale The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p717)

SPN Definition: A general purpose reagent is a chemical reagent that has general laboratory application, that is used to collect, prepare, and examine specimens from the human body for diagnostic histopathology, cytology, and hematology, and that is not labeled or otherwise intended for a specific diagnostic application. General purpose reagents include cytological preservatives, decalcifying reagents, fixatives and adhesives, tissue processing reagents, isotonic solutions, and pH buffers.

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
FORMALDEHYDE (FORMALIN, FORMOL)
Formaldehyde (substance)
Formaldehyde [Chemical/Ingredient]
Formaldehyde product (product)
Formaldehyde product
formaldehyde
Formalin
Formic Aldehyde
Formol
methanal
Methyl aldehyde
Methylene oxide
Oxomethane
Oxomethylene
Oxymethylene

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C29744 (see NCI Thesaurus info)
CAS Registry Number 50-00-0 (see NLM ChemIDplus info)
FDA UNII Code 1HG84L3525
NSC Code 298885 (see NCI DTP info)
NSC Code 28424 (see NCI DTP info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
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ANSWER_CODE 7 LNC
AQL AA AD AE AG AI AN BL CF CH CL CS CT EC HI IM IP ME PD PK PO RE SD ST TO TU UR MSH
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000020002 SNOMEDCT_US
CFR 864.4010 SPN
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CHEBI_ID CHEBI:16842 NCI
Chemical_Formula CH2O NCI
Contributing_Source FDA NCI
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CTV3ID XM0lQ SNOMEDCT_US
DC 1 MSH
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DID 0081-9437 CSP
DX 19660101 MSH
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20020131 SNOMEDCT_US
EXTERNALLY_DEFINED N LNC
FDA_UNII_CODE 1HG84L3525 DRUGBANK
FDA_UNII_CODE 1HG84L3525 NDFRT
LEVEL Ingredient NDFRT
LT TRD MSH
LT TRD MTH
MDA 19990101 MSH
MESH_DEFINITION A highly reactive aldehyde gas formed by oxidation or incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons. In solution, it has a wide range of uses: in the manufacture of resins and textiles, as a disinfectant, and as a laboratory fixative or preservative. Formaldehyde solution (formalin) is considered a hazardous compound, and its vapor toxic. (From Reynolds, Martindale The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p717) NDFRT
MESH_DUI D005557 NDFRT
MESH_NAME Formaldehyde NDFRT
MESH_UI M0008753 NDFRT
MMR 20130708 MSH
MN D02.047.407 MSH
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MSP PA SPN
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NUI N0000006222 NDFRT
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PA D004202 MSH
PA D005404 MSH
PDC 1 SPN
PTR Y SPN
RN 0 MSH
RN 1HG84L3525 MSH
RR 50-00-0 (Formaldehyde) MSH
RXAUI 138729 RXNORM
RXAUI 2071036 RXNORM
RXAUI 3059051 RXNORM
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TERMUI T016869 MSH
TERMUI T016871 MSH
TERMUI T016872 MSH
TERMUI T016873 MSH
TH FDA SRS (2014) MSH
TH NLM (1966) MSH
TH NLM (1999) MSH
TH UNK (19XX) MSH
TH USP (19XX) MSH
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VUID 4019061 NDFRT

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