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Descriptor in English: Pheromones
Descriptor in Spanish: Feromonas
Descriptor in Portuguese: Feromônios
Descriptor in French: Phéromones
Entry term(s): Allelochemicals
Allomones
Ectohormones
Kairomones
Semiochemicals
Synomones
Tree number(s): D23.641
Scope note: Chemical substances, excreted by an organism into the environment, that elicit behavioral or physiological responses from other organisms of the same species. Perception of these chemical signals may be olfactory or by contact.
Annotation: animal, plant & microbes; human = PHEROMONES, HUMAN; SEX PHEROMONES is also available
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
History Note: 1968
DeCS UI: 10870
Descriptor UI: D010675
Date Established: 1968/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2005/06/30
Pheromones - Preferred
Concept UI M0016588
Scope note Chemical substances, excreted by an organism into the environment, that elicit behavioral or physiological responses from other organisms of the same species. Perception of these chemical signals may be olfactory or by contact.
Preferred term Pheromones
Kairomones - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0401205
Scope note Allelochemicals in that the elicited response of the receiver is adaptively favorable to the receiver but not to the emitter. They are sometimes called attractants.
Preferred term Kairomones
Allomones - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0401204
Scope note Allelochemicals in that the elicited response of the receiver is adaptively favorable to the emitter but not to the receiver. They are sometimes called repellents (INSECT REPELLENTS) or deterrents.
Preferred term Allomones
Ectohormones - Broader
Concept UI M0016589
Preferred term Ectohormones
Entry term(s) Semiochemicals
Synomones - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0401206
Scope note Allelochemicals in that the elicited response of the receiver is adaptively favorable to both emitter and receiver.
Preferred term Synomones
Allelochemicals - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0397514
Scope note Chemical substances, excreted by an organism into the environment, that elicit behavioral or physiological responses from organisms of a different species . Perception of these chemical signals may be olfactory or by contact. Allelochemicals are subdivided into several groups depending on the response of the receiver and its adaptive effect to the emitter. They can be allomones, kairomones, or synomones.
Preferred term Allelochemicals



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