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Descriptor in English: Silk
Descriptor in Spanish: Seda
Descriptor in Portuguese: Seda
Descriptor in French: Soie
Tree number(s): D05.750.078.875
D12.776.093.750
Scope note: A continuous protein fiber consisting primarily of FIBROINS. It is synthesized by a variety of INSECTS and ARACHNIDS.
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
History Note: 2005; use SILK (NM) 1980 -2004
See also the descriptors: Bombyx MeSH
Sutures MeSH
Textiles MeSH
DeCS UI: 38687
Descriptor UI: D047011
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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