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Descriptor English: Viruses
Descriptor Spanish: Virus
Descriptor Portuguese: Vírus
Descriptor French: Virus
Entry term(s): Animal Virus
Animal Viruses
Virus
Virus, Animal
Viruses, Animal
Zoophaginae
Tree number(s): B04
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014780
Scope note: Minute infectious agents whose genomes are composed of DNA or RNA, but not both. They are characterized by a lack of independent metabolism and the inability to replicate outside living host cells.
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specific taxonomic group or genus; do not confuse "slow viruses" with VIRUS LATENCY: slow cause disease with very long preclinical course & very slow progression, VIRUS LATENCY is the ability of a virus to lie dormant in a cell; presence of viruses in blood = VIREMIA; many pre-coordinated viral terms are available such as VIRAL PROTEINS; RNA, VIRAL, etc.; policy: Manual 22.18, 22.24+
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
Entry Combination: physiology:Virus Physiological Phenomena
Public MeSH Note: 1963; for ZOOPHAGINAE see VERTEBRATE VIRUSES 1975-1991; for ANIMAL VIRUSES see ANIMAL VIRUSES 1963-1965, see VERTEBRATE VIRUSES 1975-1991
History Note: 1963; for ANIMAL VIRUSES & ZOOPHAGINAE use VERTEBRATE VIRUSES 1975-1991
Related: Antiviral Agents MeSH
Genetic Vectors MeSH
Inclusion Bodies, Viral MeSH
Receptors, Virus MeSH
DeCS ID: 15182
Unique ID: D014780
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1963/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/09
Viruses - Preferred
Concept UI M0022763
Scope note Minute infectious agents whose genomes are composed of DNA or RNA, but not both. They are characterized by a lack of independent metabolism and the inability to replicate outside living host cells.
Preferred term Viruses
Entry term(s) Virus
Zoophaginae - Narrower
Concept UI M0022764
Preferred term Zoophaginae
Animal Viruses - Narrower
Concept UI M0022761
Preferred term Animal Viruses
Entry term(s) Animal Virus
Virus, Animal
Viruses, Animal



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