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Descriptor English: Asclepias
Descriptor Spanish: Asclepias
Descriptor Portuguese: Asclepias
Descriptor French: Asclepias
Entry term(s): Asclepia
Common Milkweed
Common Milkweeds
Milkweed, Common
Milkweeds, Common
Tree number(s): B01.650.940.800.575.912.250.456.500.153
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D031108
Scope note: A plant genus of the family ASCLEPIADACEAE. This is the true milkweed; APOCYNUM & EUPHORBIA hirta are rarely called milkweed. Asclepias asthmatica has been changed to TYLOPHORA.
Annotation: for ASCLEPIAS ASTHMATICA see TYLOPHORA 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: 2003
History Note: 2003
Related: Vincetoxicum officinale DeCS
DeCS ID: 36679
Unique ID: D031108
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2003/01/01
Date of Entry: 2002/07/02
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Asclepias - Preferred
Concept UI M0396564
Scope note A plant genus of the family ASCLEPIADACEAE. This is the true milkweed; APOCYNUM & EUPHORBIA hirta are rarely called milkweed. Asclepias asthmatica has been changed to TYLOPHORA.
Preferred term Asclepias
Entry term(s) Asclepia
Common Milkweed
Common Milkweeds
Milkweed, Common
Milkweeds, Common



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