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Descriptor English: Silk
Descriptor Spanish: Seda
Descriptor Portuguese: Seda
Descriptor French: Soie
Tree number(s): D05.750.078.875
D12.776.093.750
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D047011
Scope note: A continuous protein fiber consisting primarily of FIBROINS. It is synthesized by a variety of INSECTS and ARACHNIDS.
Annotation:
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DE drug effects
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UL ultrastructure
Previous Indexing: Insect Proteins (1998-2004)
Proteins (1975-1997)
Public MeSH Note: 2005; SILK was indexed under INSECT PROTEINS 1998-2004 & PROTEINS 1975-1997
History Note: 2005; use SILK (NM) 1980 -2004
Related: Bombyx MeSH
Sutures MeSH
Textiles MeSH
DeCS ID: 38687
Unique ID: D047011
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2005/01/01
Date of Entry: 2004/07/15
Revision Date: 2015/06/08
Silk - Preferred
Concept UI M0053814
Scope note A continuous protein fiber consisting primarily of FIBROINS. It is synthesized by a variety of INSECTS and ARACHNIDS.
Preferred term Silk



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