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Descriptor English: Sentinel Species
Descriptor Spanish: Especies Centinela
Descriptor especies centinela
Entry term(s) animales centinela
animales centinelas
organismos centinela
organismos centinelas
plantas centinela
plantas centinelas
Scope note: Organismos utilizados para determinar riesgos o peligros ambientales medibles para la salud o el bienestar de los humanos y servir así como signos de alerta temprana o anticipada de peligros inminentes para las personas. Como ejemplos de especies centinela se encuentran los monos, los conejillos de indias o los legendarios canarios en las minas de carbón.
Descriptor Portuguese: Espécies Sentinelas
Descriptor French: Espèces sentinelles
Entry term(s): Bioindicator Species
Sentinel Animals
Sentinel Organisms
Sentinel Plants
Tree number(s): B05.698
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000072739
Scope note: Organisms used to determine measurable environmental risks or hazards to human health and or well-being, thereby serving as advance or early warning signs of impending danger to humans. Examples of sentinel species are monkeys, guinea pigs, and the fabled canary in the coal mine.
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
SU surgery
UR urine
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Animals (1996-2016)
Public MeSH Note: 2017
History Note: 2017
Related: Environmental Exposure MeSH
DeCS ID: 56352
Unique ID: D000072739
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2017/01/01
Date of Entry: 2016/07/08
Revision Date: 2017/07/13
Sentinel Species - Preferred
Concept UI M000617957
Scope note Organisms used to determine measurable environmental risks or hazards to human health and or well-being, thereby serving as advance or early warning signs of impending danger to humans. Examples of sentinel species are monkeys, guinea pigs, and the fabled canary in the coal mine.
Preferred term Sentinel Species
Entry term(s) Sentinel Organisms
Bioindicator Species - Narrower
Concept UI M000626937
Preferred term Bioindicator Species
Sentinel Animals - Narrower
Concept UI M000617958
Preferred term Sentinel Animals
Sentinel Plants - Narrower
Concept UI M000617959
Preferred term Sentinel Plants



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