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Descriptor English: Bowhead Whale
Descriptor Spanish: Ballena de Groenlandia
Descriptor Portuguese: Baleia Franca
Descriptor French: Baleine boréale
Entry term(s): Balaena mysticetus
Bowhead Whales
Greenland Right Whale
Greenland Right Whales
Greenland, Right Whale
Right Whale Greenland
Right Whale, Greenland
Right Whales, Greenland
Whales, Greenland Right
Tree number(s): B01.050.150.900.649.313.875.865.130
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D050642
Scope note: The species Balaena mysticetus, in the family Balaenidae, found in the colder waters of the Northern Hemisphere. The common name is derived from the extreme arching of the lower jaw.
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: Whales (1982-2005)
Public MeSH Note: 2006; see WHALES 1998-2005
History Note: 2006; use WHALES 1998-2005
DeCS ID: 50392
Unique ID: D050642
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
Bowhead Whale - Preferred
Concept UI M0022941
Scope note The species Balaena mysticetus, in the family Balaenidae, found in the colder waters of the Northern Hemisphere. The common name is derived from the extreme arching of the lower jaw.
Preferred term Bowhead Whale
Entry term(s) Balaena mysticetus
Bowhead Whales
Greenland Right Whale
Greenland Right Whales
Greenland, Right Whale
Right Whale Greenland
Right Whale, Greenland
Right Whales, Greenland
Whales, Greenland Right



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