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Descriptor in English: Ticks
Descriptor in Spanish: Garrapatas
Descriptor in Portuguese: Carrapatos
Descriptor in French: Tiques
Entry term(s): Ixodida
Ixodidas
Tick
Tree number(s): B01.050.500.131.166.132.832
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 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 UI: 14375
Descriptor UI: D013987
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/08
Ticks - Preferred
Concept UI M0021524
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)
Preferred term Ticks
Entry term(s) Ixodida
Ixodidas
Tick



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