Search
Descriptor English: Venoms
Descriptor Spanish: Ponzoñas
Descriptor Portuguese: Peçonhas
Descriptor French: Venins
Entry term(s): Venom
Tree number(s): A12.200.935
D20.888
D23.946.833
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014688
Scope note: Poisonous animal secretions forming fluid mixtures of many different enzymes, toxins, and other substances. These substances are produced in specialized glands and secreted through specialized delivery systems (nematocysts, spines, fangs, etc.) for disabling prey or predator.
Annotation: general or unspecified only: prefer specifics; coordinate with the animal producing the venom but many specific precoordinated venom terms are available (AMPHIBIAN VENOMS; ARTHROPOD VENOMS; SNAKE VENOMS & its indentions, etc.)
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
EN enzymology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Entry Combination: antagonists & inhibitors:Antivenins
Pharm Action: Poisons
Related: Antivenins MeSH
DeCS ID: 15093
Unique ID: D014688
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
Venoms - Preferred
Concept UI M0022590
Scope note Poisonous animal secretions forming fluid mixtures of many different enzymes, toxins, and other substances. These substances are produced in specialized glands and secreted through specialized delivery systems (nematocysts, spines, fangs, etc.) for disabling prey or predator.
Preferred term Venoms
Entry term(s) Venom



We want your feedback on the new DeCS / MeSH website

We invite you to complete a survey that will take no more than 3 minutes.


Go to survey