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Descriptor English: Balaenoptera
Descriptor Spanish: Balaenoptera
Descriptor Portuguese: Balaenoptera
Descriptor French: Balaenoptera
Entry term(s): Balaenoptera borealis
Balaenoptera brydei
Balaenoptera musculus
Blue Whale
Blue Whales
Bryde Whale
Bryde's Whale
Brydes Whale
Sei Whale
Sei Whales
Tree number(s): B01.050.150.900.649.313.875.865.100
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D050616
Scope note: A genus of WHALES in the family Balaenopteridae, consisting of five species: Blue Whale, Bryde's Whale, FIN WHALE, Sei Whale, and MINKE WHALE. They are distinguished by a relatively slender body, a compressed tail stock, and a pointed snout.
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CL classification
EM embryology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IN injuries
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
SU surgery
UR urine
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Cetacea (1965-1990)
Whales (1975-2005)
Public MeSH Note: 2006; see WHALES 1998-2005; for Blue Whale, Bryde's Whale, and Sei Whale see WHALES 1998-2005
History Note: 2006; use WHALES 1998-2005; for Blue Whale, Bryde's Whale, and Sei Whale use WHALES 1998-2005
DeCS ID: 50388
Unique ID: D050616
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2006/01/01
Date of Entry: 2005/06/30
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Balaenoptera - Preferred
Concept UI M0022938
Scope note A genus of WHALES in the family Balaenopteridae, consisting of five species: Blue Whale, Bryde's Whale, FIN WHALE, Sei Whale, and MINKE WHALE. They are distinguished by a relatively slender body, a compressed tail stock, and a pointed snout.
Preferred term Balaenoptera
Sei Whale - Narrower
Concept UI M0022959
Preferred term Sei Whale
Entry term(s) Balaenoptera borealis
Sei Whales
Blue Whale - Narrower
Concept UI M0022940
Preferred term Blue Whale
Entry term(s) Balaenoptera musculus
Blue Whales
Bryde's Whale - Narrower
Concept UI M0022942
Preferred term Bryde's Whale
Entry term(s) Balaenoptera brydei
Bryde Whale
Brydes Whale



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