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Soaps

"Soaps" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Sodium or potassium salts of long chain fatty acids. These detergent substances are obtained by boiling natural oils or fats with caustic alkali. Sodium soaps are harder and are used as topical anti-infectives and vehicles in pills and liniments; potassium soaps are soft, used as vehicles for ointments and also as topical antimicrobials.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Soaps" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Soaps" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 12 publications over 10 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2018 and 2019
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