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Descriptor in English: Plasmodium
Descriptor in Spanish: Plasmodium
Descriptor in Portuguese: Plasmodium
Descriptor in French: Plasmodium
Entry term(s): Plasmodiums
Tree number(s): B01.043.075.380.611
Scope note: A genus of protozoa that comprise the malaria parasites of mammals. Four species infect humans (although occasional infections with primate malarias may occur). These are PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM; PLASMODIUM MALARIAE; PLASMODIUM OVALE, and PLASMODIUM VIVAX. Species causing infection in vertebrates other than man include: PLASMODIUM BERGHEI; PLASMODIUM CHABAUDI; P. vinckei, and PLASMODIUM YOELII in rodents; P. brasilianum, PLASMODIUM CYNOMOLGI; and PLASMODIUM KNOWLESI in monkeys; and PLASMODIUM GALLINACEUM in chickens.
Annotation: general; prefer specifics; infection = MALARIA; coordinate with specific protozoan terms (ANTIGENS, PROTOZOAN, etc) if pertinent
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
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
Online Note: use PLASMODIUM to search HAEMAMOEBA 1976-91
History Note: HAEMAMOEBA was see PLASMODIUM 1976-91
See also the descriptors: Antimalarials MeSH
DeCS UI: 11394
Descriptor UI: D010961
Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Plasmodium - Preferred
Concept UI M0016996
Scope note A genus of protozoa that comprise the malaria parasites of mammals. Four species infect humans (although occasional infections with primate malarias may occur). These are PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM; PLASMODIUM MALARIAE; PLASMODIUM OVALE, and PLASMODIUM VIVAX. Species causing infection in vertebrates other than man include: PLASMODIUM BERGHEI; PLASMODIUM CHABAUDI; P. vinckei, and PLASMODIUM YOELII in rodents; P. brasilianum, PLASMODIUM CYNOMOLGI; and PLASMODIUM KNOWLESI in monkeys; and PLASMODIUM GALLINACEUM in chickens.
Preferred term Plasmodium
Entry term(s) Plasmodiums



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