Descriptor English: Ticks
Descriptor Spanish: Garrapatas
Descriptor Portuguese: Carrapatos
Descriptor French: Tiques
Entry term(s): Ixodida
Tree number(s): B01.050.500.
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: Blood-sucking acarid parasites of the order Ixodida comprising two families: the softbacked ticks (ARGASIDAE) and hardbacked ticks (IXODIDAE). Ticks are larger than their relatives, the MITES. They penetrate the skin of their host by means of highly specialized, hooked mouth parts and feed on its blood. Ticks attack all groups of terrestrial vertebrates. In humans they are responsible for many TICK-BORNE DISEASES, including the transmission of ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER; TULAREMIA; BABESIOSIS; AFRICAN SWINE FEVER; and RELAPSING FEVER. (From Barnes, Invertebrate Zoology, 5th ed, pp543-44)
Annotation: TICK BITES, TICK TOXICOSES and TICK PARALYSIS are available; tick vectors = ARACHNID VECTORS (IM) + TICKS (IM); infection = TICK INFESTATIONS; for chemicals for killing or controlling ticks use ACARICIDES
Allowable Qualifiers: AH anatomie et histologie
CH composition chimique
CL classification
CY cytologie
DE effets des médicaments et des substances chimiques
EM embryologie
EN enzymologie
GD croissance et développement
GE génétique
IM immunologie
ME métabolisme
MI microbiologie
PH physiologie
PS parasitologie
PY pathogénicité
RE effets des radiations
UL ultrastructure
VI virologie
DeCS ID: 14375
Unique ID: D013987
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/08
Tiques - Preferred
Concept UI M0021524
Preferred term Tiques
Entry term(s) Ixodida

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