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Descriptor English: Amoeba
Descriptor Spanish: Amoeba
Descriptor Amoeba
Entry term(s) ameba
Scope note: Género de protozoos ameboideos. Entre sus características destaca la presencia de un núcleo vesicular y la formación de varios SEUDÓPODOS, uno de los cuales es dominante en un determinado momento. La reproducción es asexuada por fisión binaria.
Descriptor Portuguese: Amoeba
Descriptor French: Amoeba
Entry term(s): Ameba
Tree number(s): B01.046.500.100.700.089
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000656
Scope note: A genus of ameboid protozoa. Characteristics include a vesicular nucleus and the formation of several PSEUDOPODIA, one of which is dominant at a given time. Reproduction occurs asexually by binary fission.
Annotation: the genus name: entry term AMEBA sometimes used loosely for the common nouns ameba & amoeba; infection = AMEBIASIS; 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
Related: Amebicides MeSH
DeCS ID: 671
Unique ID: D000656
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/06/19
Amoeba - Preferred
Concept UI M0001007
Scope note A genus of ameboid protozoa. Characteristics include a vesicular nucleus and the formation of several PSEUDOPODIA, one of which is dominant at a given time. Reproduction occurs asexually by binary fission.
Preferred term Amoeba
Entry term(s) Ameba



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