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Descriptor English: Sassafras
Descriptor Spanish: Sassafras
Descriptor Portuguese: Sassafras
Descriptor French: Sassafras
Entry term(s): Sassafras albidum
Sassafras officinale
Tree number(s): B01.650.940.800.575.912.250.595.400.737
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D027441
Scope note: A plant genus in the LAURACEAE family. The tree bark has been used medicinally. Drinks called sarsaparilla and root beer have been prepared from Sassafras and SMILAX ORNATA (Jamaican sarsaparilla).
Annotation:
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; see LAURACEAE 1996-2001
History Note: 2002; use LAURACEAE 1996-2001
DeCS ID: 35869
Unique ID: D027441
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Date Established: 2002/01/01
Date of Entry: 2001/07/25
Revision Date: 2017/07/07
Sassafras - Preferred
Concept UI M0029336
Scope note A plant genus in the LAURACEAE family. The tree bark has been used medicinally. Drinks called sarsaparilla and root beer have been prepared from Sassafras and SMILAX ORNATA (Jamaican sarsaparilla).
Preferred term Sassafras
Sassafras officinale - Narrower
Concept UI M0383899
Preferred term Sassafras officinale
Sassafras albidum - Narrower
Concept UI M0383900
Preferred term Sassafras albidum



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