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Descriptor English: Catharanthus
Descriptor Spanish: Catharanthus
Descriptor Portuguese: Catharanthus
Descriptor French: Catharanthus
Entry term(s): Catharanthus roseus
Madagascar Periwinkle
Periwinkle, Madagascar
Vinca rosea
Vinca roseas
rosea, Vinca
Tree number(s): B01.650.940.800.575.912.250.456.500.260
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D030008
Scope note: A plant genus of the family Apocynaceae. It is the source of VINCA ALKALOIDS, used in leukemia chemotherapy.
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
Public MeSH Note: 2002
History Note: 2002
DeCS ID: 35684
Unique ID: D030008
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Date Established: 2002/01/01
Date of Entry: 2001/07/25
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Catharanthus - Preferred
Concept UI M0385610
Scope note A plant genus of the family Apocynaceae. It is the source of VINCA ALKALOIDS, used in leukemia chemotherapy.
Preferred term Catharanthus
Catharanthus roseus - Narrower
Concept UI M0385611
Preferred term Catharanthus roseus
Entry term(s) Madagascar Periwinkle
Periwinkle, Madagascar
Vinca rosea
Vinca roseas
rosea, Vinca



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