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Descriptor English: Areca
Descriptor Spanish: Areca
Descriptor Portuguese: Areca
Descriptor French: Areca
Entry term(s): Areca catechu
Areca catechus
Arecas
Betel Nut
Betel Nuts
Nut, Betel
Nuts, Betel
catechus, Areca
Tree number(s): B01.650.940.800.575.912.250.093.088
HP4.018.127.479
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001114
Scope note: A plant genus of the family ARECACEAE. Members contain ARECOLINE and CATECHIN. The leaves and nuts have been used as masticatories, stimulants, and astringents in traditional medicine. The common name of betel is also used for PIPER BETLE. The common name of catechu is sometimes used for ACACIA CATECHU.
Annotation: Betel may go here or under PIPER BETLE; 'catechu' may go here or under ACACIA CATECHU see ACACIA; check text
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PO poisoning
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TO toxicity
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 91,63-85; was see under PLANTS, MEDICINAL 1986-90; was heading 1963-85
History Note: 91(86)63; was see under PLANTS, MEDICINAL 1986-90; was heading 1963-85
DeCS ID: 1117
Unique ID: D001114
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Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Areca - Preferred
Concept UI M0001673
Scope note A plant genus of the family ARECACEAE. Members contain ARECOLINE and CATECHIN. The leaves and nuts have been used as masticatories, stimulants, and astringents in traditional medicine. The common name of betel is also used for PIPER BETLE. The common name of catechu is sometimes used for ACACIA CATECHU.
Preferred term Areca
Entry term(s) Arecas
Areca catechu - Narrower
Concept UI M0396545
Preferred term Areca catechu
Entry term(s) Areca catechus
catechus, Areca
Betel Nut - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0399463
Preferred term Betel Nut
Entry term(s) Betel Nuts
Nut, Betel
Nuts, Betel



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