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Descriptor English: Entamoeba
Descriptor Spanish: Entamoeba
Descriptor Portuguese: Entamoeba
Descriptor French: Entamoeba
Entry term(s): Entamoebas
Tree number(s): B01.046.500.100.700.335
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004747
Scope note: A genus of ameboid protozoa characterized by the presence of beaded chromatin on the inner surface of the nuclear membrane. Its organisms are parasitic in invertebrates and vertebrates, including humans.
Annotation: infection = ENTAMOEBIASIS but see note there; coordinate with specific protozoan terms (ANTIGENS, PROTOZOAN, etc) if pertinent
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
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
DeCS ID: 4827
Unique ID: D004747
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Entamoeba - Preferred
Concept UI M0007458
Scope note A genus of ameboid protozoa characterized by the presence of beaded chromatin on the inner surface of the nuclear membrane. Its organisms are parasitic in invertebrates and vertebrates, including humans.
Preferred term Entamoeba
Entry term(s) Entamoebas



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