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Descriptor English: Agave
Descriptor Spanish: Agave
Descriptor Agave
Entry term(s) Agave americana
agave amarillo
pita
Scope note: Género conocido por las fibras que se obtienen de sus hojas: sisal de A. sisalana, henequén de A. fourcroyoides y A. cantala o fibra de Manila-Maguey de A. cantala. Algunas especies proporcionan una savia que es fermentada a una bebida intoxicante, llamada pulque en Méjico. Algunos contienen agavésidos.
Descriptor Portuguese: Agave
Descriptor French: Agave
Entry term(s): Agave americana
Agaves
Aloe americana
American Agave
American Aloe
American Century Plant
Century Plant
Century Plants
Maguey
Magueys
Plant, Century
Plants, Century
Tree number(s): B01.650.940.800.575.912.250.618.100.060.032
HP4.018.127.179
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D027882
Scope note: A genus known for fibers obtained from their leaves: sisal from A. sisalana, henequen from A. fourcroyoides and A. cantala, or Manila-Maguey fiber from A. cantala. Some species provide a sap that is fermented to an intoxicating drink, called pulque in Mexico. Some contain agavesides.
Annotation: entry term CENTURY PLANT: CENTAURIUM is also available
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PO poisoning
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TO toxicity
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Plants, Medicinal (1966-2001)
Public MeSH Note: 2002
History Note: 2002
DeCS ID: 35651
Unique ID: D027882
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Date Established: 2002/01/01
Date of Entry: 2001/08/03
Revision Date: 2017/07/07
Agave - Preferred
Concept UI M0381059
Scope note A genus known for fibers obtained from their leaves: sisal from A. sisalana, henequen from A. fourcroyoides and A. cantala, or Manila-Maguey fiber from A. cantala. Some species provide a sap that is fermented to an intoxicating drink, called pulque in Mexico. Some contain agavesides.
Preferred term Agave
Entry term(s) Agaves
Maguey - Narrower
Concept UI M0396439
Preferred term Maguey
Entry term(s) Magueys
Century Plant - Narrower
Concept UI M0396438
Scope note Also used in homeopathic remedy. Agave americana, Century plant, Aloe americana. American aloe. Abbrev.: "agav-a.". Plant origin. Original habitat: Tropical America, Mexico and Caribbean. Parts used: leaves.
Preferred term Century Plant
Entry term(s) Agave americana
Aloe americana
American Agave
American Aloe
American Century Plant
Century Plants
Plant, Century
Plants, Century



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