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Descriptor English: Caesalpinia
Descriptor Spanish: Caesalpinia
Descriptor Portuguese: Caesalpinia
Descriptor French: Caesalpinia
Entry term(s): Brazilwood
Brazilwoods
Caesalpinias
Tree number(s): B01.650.940.800.575.912.250.401.093
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D029911
Scope note: A plant genus of the family FABACEAE. The common name of "Bird-Of-Paradise" is also used for other plants such as Heliconia (HELICONIACEAE) and Strelitzia (STRELITZIACEAE) and some birds. The common name of "Cat's-Claw" is more often used with UNCARIA. The common name of "Pernambuco" also refers to a state in Brazil. Furanoditerpenoid lactones and caesalpin are produced by members of this genus.
Annotation: CAT'S CLAW 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
Public MeSH Note: 2002
History Note: 2002
DeCS ID: 35813
Unique ID: D029911
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
Caesalpinia - Preferred
Concept UI M0385495
Scope note A plant genus of the family FABACEAE. The common name of "Bird-Of-Paradise" is also used for other plants such as Heliconia (HELICONIACEAE) and Strelitzia (STRELITZIACEAE) and some birds. The common name of "Cat's-Claw" is more often used with UNCARIA. The common name of "Pernambuco" also refers to a state in Brazil. Furanoditerpenoid lactones and caesalpin are produced by members of this genus.
Preferred term Caesalpinia
Entry term(s) Caesalpinias
Brazilwood - Narrower
Concept UI M0385496
Preferred term Brazilwood
Entry term(s) Brazilwoods



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