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Descriptor English: Molting
Descriptor Spanish: Muda
Descriptor Portuguese: Muda
Descriptor French: Mue
Entry term(s): Ecdyses
Ecdysis
Moltings
Moulting
Moultings
Tree number(s): G07.345.500.550.750
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018978
Scope note: Periodic casting off FEATHERS; HAIR; or cuticle. Molting is a process of sloughing or desquamation, especially the shedding of an outer covering and the development of a new one. This phenomenon permits growth in ARTHROPODS, skin renewal in AMPHIBIANS and REPTILES, and the shedding of winter coats in BIRDS and MAMMALS.
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
Public MeSH Note: 96
History Note: 96
Related: Ecdysone MeSH
Ecdysterone MeSH
DeCS ID: 32684
Unique ID: D018978
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Date Established: 1996/01/01
Date of Entry: 1995/05/24
Revision Date: 2016/06/17
Molting - Preferred
Concept UI M0028349
Scope note Periodic casting off FEATHERS; HAIR; or cuticle. Molting is a process of sloughing or desquamation, especially the shedding of an outer covering and the development of a new one. This phenomenon permits growth in ARTHROPODS, skin renewal in AMPHIBIANS and REPTILES, and the shedding of winter coats in BIRDS and MAMMALS.
Preferred term Molting
Entry term(s) Ecdyses
Ecdysis
Moltings
Moulting
Moultings



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