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Descriptor English: Helminths
Descriptor Spanish: Helmintos
Descriptor Portuguese: Helmintos
Descriptor French: Helminthes
Entry term(s): Aschelminthe
Aschelminthes
Gordius
Helminth
Nematomorpha
Nematomorphas
Parasitic Worm
Parasitic Worms
Worm, Parasitic
Worms, Parasitic
Tree number(s): B01.050.500.500
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006376
Scope note: Commonly known as parasitic worms, this group includes the ACANTHOCEPHALA; NEMATODA; and PLATYHELMINTHS. Some authors consider certain species of LEECHES that can become temporarily parasitic as helminths.
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specifics; infection equals HELMINTHIASIS; coordinate with specific precoordinated helminth terms (e.g., ANTIGENS, HELMINTH) 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: ASCHELMINTHES was heading 1976-85
Online Note: use HELMINTHS to search ASCHELMINTHES 1976-85
History Note: ASCHELMINTHES was heading 1976-85
DeCS ID: 6525
Unique ID: D006376
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Helminths - Preferred
Concept UI M0010013
Scope note Commonly known as parasitic worms, this group includes the ACANTHOCEPHALA; NEMATODA; and PLATYHELMINTHS. Some authors consider certain species of LEECHES that can become temporarily parasitic as helminths.
Preferred term Helminths
Entry term(s) Helminth
Parasitic Worm
Parasitic Worms
Worm, Parasitic
Worms, Parasitic
Aschelminthes - Narrower
Concept UI M0010011
Preferred term Aschelminthes
Entry term(s) Aschelminthe
Gordius - Narrower
Concept UI M0010012
Preferred term Gordius
Nematomorpha - Narrower
Concept UI M0010014
Preferred term Nematomorpha
Entry term(s) Nematomorphas



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