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Descriptor English: Onchocerca volvulus
Descriptor Spanish: Onchocerca volvulus
Descriptor Portuguese: Onchocerca volvulus
Descriptor French: Onchocerca volvulus
Tree number(s): B01.050.500.500.294.400.937.463.510.850
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017181
Scope note: A species of parasitic nematodes widely distributed throughout central Africa and also found in northern South America, southern Mexico, and Guatemala. Its intermediate host and vector is the blackfly or buffalo gnat.
Annotation: infection: coord IM with ONCHOCERCIASIS (IM); coord with specific helminth term (ANTIGENS, HELMINTH, etc) if pertinent; /drug eff: consider FILARICIDES
Allowable Qualifiers: AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EM embryology
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: Onchocerca (1966-1992)
Public MeSH Note: 93
History Note: 93
DeCS ID: 30634
Unique ID: D017181
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1993/01/01
Date of Entry: 1992/05/22
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Onchocerca volvulus - Preferred
Concept UI M0026084
Scope note A species of parasitic nematodes widely distributed throughout central Africa and also found in northern South America, southern Mexico, and Guatemala. Its intermediate host and vector is the blackfly or buffalo gnat.
Preferred term Onchocerca volvulus



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