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Descriptor English: Piper nigrum
Descriptor Spanish: Piper nigrum
Descriptor Portuguese: Piper nigrum
Descriptor French: Piper nigrum
Entry term(s): Black Pepper
Pepper, Black
Pepper, White
White Pepper
Tree number(s): B01.650.940.800.575.912.250.812.666.500
HP4.018.592.485
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D029222
Scope note: A plant species in the PIPERACEAE plant family. It is a common spice on foods and is used medicinally to increase gastrointestinal assimilation of other supplements and drugs. Piperine is a key component. Black pepper is picked unripe and heaped for a few days to ferment. White Pepper is the ripe fruit dehulled by maceration in water.
Annotation: see entry terms at CAPSICUM for other types of pepper
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; for BLACK PEPPER see BLACK PEPPER 2001-2015; for WHITE PEPPER see SPICES 1998-2001
History Note: 2002; for BLACK PEPPER use SPICES 1993-2001; for WHITE PEPPER use SPICES 1998-2001
DeCS ID: 35919
Unique ID: D029222
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Date Established: 2002/01/01
Date of Entry: 2001/07/25
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Piper nigrum - Preferred
Concept UI M0384133
Scope note A plant species in the PIPERACEAE plant family. It is a common spice on foods and is used medicinally to increase gastrointestinal assimilation of other supplements and drugs. Piperine is a key component. Black pepper is picked unripe and heaped for a few days to ferment. White Pepper is the ripe fruit dehulled by maceration in water.
Preferred term Piper nigrum
White Pepper - Narrower
Concept UI M0026365
Scope note From the same plant as P. nigrum. Sometimes called Piper album.
Preferred term White Pepper
Entry term(s) Pepper, White
Black Pepper - Narrower
Concept UI M0026366
Scope note A common spice from fruit of PIPER NIGRUM. Black pepper is picked unripe and heaped for a few days to ferment. White Pepper is the ripe fruit dehulled by maceration in water. Piperine is a key component used medicinally to increase gastrointestinal assimilation of other supplements and drugs.
Preferred term Black Pepper
Entry term(s) Pepper, Black



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