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Descriptor English: Onchocerca
Descriptor Spanish: Onchocerca
Descriptor Portuguese: Onchocerca
Descriptor French: Onchocerca
Entry term(s): Onchocercas
Tree number(s): B01.050.500.500.294.400.937.463.510
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009854
Scope note: A genus of parasitic nematodes whose organisms live and breed in skin and subcutaneous tissues. Onchocercal microfilariae may also be found in the urine, blood, or sputum.
Annotation: infection = ONCHOCERCIASIS; coord with specific helminth term (ANTIGENS, HELMINTH, etc) if pertinent; /drug eff: consider FILARICIDES
Allowable Qualifiers: AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
DeCS ID: 10038
Unique ID: D009854
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Onchocerca - Preferred
Concept UI M0015294
Scope note A genus of parasitic nematodes whose organisms live and breed in skin and subcutaneous tissues. Onchocercal microfilariae may also be found in the urine, blood, or sputum.
Preferred term Onchocerca
Entry term(s) Onchocercas



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