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Descriptor English: Snails
Descriptor Spanish: Caracoles
Descriptor Portuguese: Caramujos
Descriptor French: Escargots
Entry term(s): Snail
Tree number(s): B01.050.500.644.400.750
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012908
Scope note: Marine, freshwater, or terrestrial mollusks of the class Gastropoda. Most have an enclosing spiral shell, and several genera harbor parasites pathogenic to man.
Annotation: as animal and food; general or unspecified; prefer specifics; as food, coordinate with SHELLFISH
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
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
DeCS ID: 13289
Unique ID: D012908
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: 2009/07/06
Snails - Preferred
Concept UI M0019986
Scope note Marine, freshwater, or terrestrial mollusks of the class Gastropoda. Most have an enclosing spiral shell, and several genera harbor parasites pathogenic to man.
Preferred term Snails
Entry term(s) Snail



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