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Descriptor English: Dracunculus Nematode
Descriptor Spanish: Dracunculus
Descriptor Dracunculus (nematodo)
Scope note: Género de nematodos parásitos que habitan en las cavidades corporales, membranas serosas y tejido conjuntivo de los vertebrados. La especie parasítica del hombre es Dracunculus medinensis.
Descriptor Portuguese: Dracunculus
Descriptor French: Dracunculus
Entry term(s): Dracunculus Nematodes
Dracunculus medinenses
Dracunculus medinensis
Guinea Worm
Guinea Worms
Medina Worm
Medina Worms
Nematode, Dracunculus
Nematodes, Dracunculus
Worm, Guinea
Worm, Medina
Worms, Guinea
Worms, Medina
medinenses, Dracunculus
Tree number(s): B01.050.500.500.294.400.937.225.250.250
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004321
Scope note: A genus of nematode parasites which inhabit the body cavity, serous membranes, and connective tissues of vertebrates. The parasitic species in humans is Dracunculus medinensis.
Annotation: infection = DRACUNCULIASIS; coordinate with specific helminth terms (ANTIGENS, HELMINTH, etc.) if pertinent
Allowable Qualifiers: AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 2003; see DRACUNCULUS 1963-2002; for DRACUNCULUS MEDINENSIS see DRACUNCULUS 1963-1985; for GUINEA WORM see DRACUNCULUS MEDINENSIS 1979-1985, see DRACUNCULUS 1968-1978; for MEDINA WORM see DRACUNCULUS MEDINENSIS 1979-1985
History Note: 2003(1963)
DeCS ID: 4381
Unique ID: D004321
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Date Established: 2003/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Dracunculus Nematode - Preferred
Concept UI M0006797
Scope note A genus of nematode parasites which inhabit the body cavity, serous membranes, and connective tissues of vertebrates. The parasitic species in humans is Dracunculus medinensis.
Preferred term Dracunculus Nematode
Entry term(s) Dracunculus Nematodes
Nematode, Dracunculus
Nematodes, Dracunculus
Dracunculus medinensis - Narrower
Concept UI M0006798
Preferred term Dracunculus medinensis
Entry term(s) Dracunculus medinenses
Guinea Worm
Guinea Worms
Medina Worm
Medina Worms
Worm, Guinea
Worm, Medina
Worms, Guinea
Worms, Medina
medinenses, Dracunculus



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