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Descriptor English: Trypanosoma vivax
Descriptor Spanish: Trypanosoma vivax
Descriptor Portuguese: Trypanosoma vivax
Descriptor French: Trypanosoma vivax
Entry term(s): Trypanosoma vivaxs
vivax, Trypanosoma
Tree number(s): B01.268.475.868.887.850
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016689
Scope note: An active blood parasite that is present in practically all domestic animals in Africa, the West Indies, and parts of Central and South America. In Africa, the insect vector is the tsetse fly. In other countries, infection is by mechanical means indicating that the parasites have been introduced to these countries and have been able to maintain themselves in spite of the lack of a suitable intermediate host. It is a cause of nagana, the severity of which depends on the species affected.
Annotation: causes nagana in African cattle & other animals: see note at TRYPANOSOMIASIS, AFRICAN; for antigens, coord with ANTIGENS, PROTOZOAN, for antibodies, coord with ANTIBODIES, PROTOZOAN
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Trypanosoma (1966-1991)
Public MeSH Note: 92
History Note: 92
DeCS ID: 29763
Unique ID: D016689
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Date Established: 1992/01/01
Date of Entry: 1991/05/02
Revision Date: 2016/06/28
Trypanosoma vivax - Preferred
Concept UI M0025423
Scope note An active blood parasite that is present in practically all domestic animals in Africa, the West Indies, and parts of Central and South America. In Africa, the insect vector is the tsetse fly. In other countries, infection is by mechanical means indicating that the parasites have been introduced to these countries and have been able to maintain themselves in spite of the lack of a suitable intermediate host. It is a cause of nagana, the severity of which depends on the species affected.
Preferred term Trypanosoma vivax
Entry term(s) Trypanosoma vivaxs
vivax, Trypanosoma



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