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Descriptor English: Dioscorea
Descriptor Spanish: Dioscorea
Descriptor Portuguese: Dioscorea
Descriptor French: Dioscorea
Entry term(s): Chinese Yam
Chinese Yams
Dioscorea batatas
Dioscorea opposita
Dioscorea polystachya
Dioscorea villosa
Shan Yao
Shan Yaos
Wild Yam
Wild Yams
Yam
Yam, Chinese
Yam, Wild
Yams
Yams, Chinese
Yams, Wild
Yao, Shan
Yaos, Shan
Tree number(s): B01.650.940.800.575.912.250.325.500
HP4.018.220.644
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D027742
Scope note: A plant genus best known for edible underground tubers. Yam may also refer to a moist variety of sweet potato, IPOMOEA BATATAS.
Annotation: do not confuse entry term YAM with PSEUDO-YAM see IPOMOEA BATATAS
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: Liliaceae (1998-2001)
Public MeSH Note: 2002; see Liliaceae 1998-2001
History Note: 2002; use Liliaceae 1998-2001
Related: Ipomoea MeSH
DeCS ID: 35785
Unique ID: D027742
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2002/01/01
Date of Entry: 2001/07/25
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Dioscorea - Preferred
Concept UI M0029197
Scope note A plant genus best known for edible underground tubers. Yam may also refer to a moist variety of sweet potato, IPOMOEA BATATAS.
Preferred term Dioscorea
Dioscorea villosa - Narrower
Concept UI M000601693
Preferred term Dioscorea villosa
Entry term(s) Wild Yam
Wild Yams
Yam, Wild
Yams, Wild
Dioscorea opposita - Narrower
Concept UI M000601812
Preferred term Dioscorea opposita
Dioscorea polystachya - Narrower
Concept UI M0592099
Preferred term Dioscorea polystachya
Entry term(s) Chinese Yam
Chinese Yams
Dioscorea batatas
Shan Yao
Shan Yaos
Yam, Chinese
Yams, Chinese
Yao, Shan
Yaos, Shan
Yam - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0456336
Preferred term Yam
Entry term(s) Yams



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