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Descriptor English: Electrophorus
Descriptor Spanish: Electrophorus
Descriptor Portuguese: Electrophorus
Descriptor French: Electrophorus
Entry term(s): Eel, Electric
Electric Eel
Electrophorus electricus
Tree number(s): B01.050.150.900.493.378.430.250
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004593
Scope note: A genus of fish, in the family GYMNOTIFORMES, capable of producing an electric shock that immobilizes fish and other prey. The species Electrophorus electricus is also known as the electric eel, though it is not a true eel.
Annotation: do not confuse X ref EEL, ELECTRIC with ELECTRIC FISH
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CL classification
EM embryology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IN injuries
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
SU surgery
UR urine
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 1974
History Note: 1974
DeCS ID: 22435
Unique ID: D004593
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Date Established: 1974/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Electrophorus - Preferred
Concept UI M0007217
Scope note A genus of fish, in the family GYMNOTIFORMES, capable of producing an electric shock that immobilizes fish and other prey. The species Electrophorus electricus is also known as the electric eel, though it is not a true eel.
Preferred term Electrophorus
Electrophorus electricus - Narrower
Concept UI M0367787
Preferred term Electrophorus electricus
Entry term(s) Eel, Electric
Electric Eel



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