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Descriptor English: Piper betle
Descriptor Spanish: Piper betle
Descriptor Portuguese: Piper betle
Descriptor French: Piper betle
Entry term(s): Piper betles
betles, Piper
Tree number(s): B01.650.940.800.575.912.250.812.666.374
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D031721
Scope note: A plant genus of the family PIPERACEAE that is indigenous in the Indian Malay region and cultivated in Madagascar, and the West Indies. It contains chavibetol, chavicol and cadinene. The leaf is chewed as a stimulant, antiseptic and sialogogue. The common name of betel is also used for ARECA.
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
DeCS ID: 37013
Unique ID: D031721
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Date Established: 2003/01/01
Date of Entry: 2002/07/03
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Piper betle - Preferred
Concept UI M0398666
Scope note A plant genus of the family PIPERACEAE that is indigenous in the Indian Malay region and cultivated in Madagascar, and the West Indies. It contains chavibetol, chavicol and cadinene. The leaf is chewed as a stimulant, antiseptic and sialogogue. The common name of betel is also used for ARECA.
Preferred term Piper betle
Entry term(s) Piper betles
betles, Piper



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