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Descriptor English: Cats
Descriptor Spanish: Gatos
Descriptor Portuguese: Gatos
Descriptor French: Chats
Entry term(s): Cat
Cat, Domestic
Cats, Domestic
Domestic Cat
Domestic Cats
Felis catus
Felis domestica
Felis domesticus
Felis sylvestris catus
Tree number(s): B01.050.150.900.649.313.750.377.750.250.125
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002415
Scope note: The domestic cat, Felis catus, of the carnivore family FELIDAE, comprising over 30 different breeds. The domestic cat is descended primarily from the wild cat of Africa and extreme southwestern Asia. Though probably present in towns in Palestine as long ago as 7000 years, actual domestication occurred in Egypt about 4000 years ago. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 6th ed, p801)
Annotation: check tag: no qualifiers; restrict to domestic cat
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
PX psychology
SU surgery
UR urine
VI virology
Consider Also: consider also terms at FELINE
DeCS ID: 2454
Unique ID: D002415
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: 2017/07/11
Cats - Preferred
Concept UI M0003684
Scope note The domestic cat, Felis catus, of the carnivore family FELIDAE, comprising over 30 different breeds. The domestic cat is descended primarily from the wild cat of Africa and extreme southwestern Asia. Though probably present in towns in Palestine as long ago as 7000 years, actual domestication occurred in Egypt about 4000 years ago. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 6th ed, p801)
Preferred term Cats
Entry term(s) Cat
Cat, Domestic
Cats, Domestic
Domestic Cat
Domestic Cats
Felis catus
Felis domestica
Felis domesticus
Felis sylvestris catus



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