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Descriptor English: Mistletoe
Descriptor Spanish: Muérdago
Descriptor Portuguese: Erva-de-Passarinho
Descriptor French: Gui
Entry term(s): Mistletoes
Tree number(s): B01.650.940.800.575.912.250.735
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014784
Scope note: Parasitic plants that form a bushy growth on branches of host trees which are in the order Santalales. It includes the Christmas mistletoe family (VISCACEAE), the showy mistletoe family (LORANTHACEAE) and the catkin mistletoe family (Eremolepidaceae). The composition of toxins, lectins, tyramine, phenethylamines, and other compounds may be affected by the host.
Annotation: traditional mistletoe = VISCUM ALBUM; prefer specific plant
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
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
PO poisoning
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TO toxicity
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 2002(1963)
History Note: 2002(1963)
DeCS ID: 15185
Unique ID: D014784
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Date Established: 2002/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Mistletoe - Preferred
Concept UI M0022768
Scope note Parasitic plants that form a bushy growth on branches of host trees which are in the order Santalales. It includes the Christmas mistletoe family (VISCACEAE), the showy mistletoe family (LORANTHACEAE) and the catkin mistletoe family (Eremolepidaceae). The composition of toxins, lectins, tyramine, phenethylamines, and other compounds may be affected by the host.
Preferred term Mistletoe
Entry term(s) Mistletoes



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