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Descriptor English: Pyrogens
Descriptor Spanish: Pirógenos
Descriptor Portuguese: Pirogênios
Descriptor French: Pyrogènes
Tree number(s): D27.888.569.673
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011749
Scope note: Substances capable of increasing BODY TEMPERATURE and cause FEVER and may be used for FEVER THERAPY. They may be of microbial origin, often POLYSACCHARIDES, and may contaminate distilled water.
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Related: Endotoxins MeSH
DeCS ID: 12187
Unique ID: D011749
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2005/06/30
Pyrogens - Preferred
Concept UI M0018268
Scope note Substances capable of increasing BODY TEMPERATURE and cause FEVER and may be used for FEVER THERAPY. They may be of microbial origin, often POLYSACCHARIDES, and may contaminate distilled water.
Preferred term Pyrogens



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