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Descriptor English: Insecta
Descriptor Spanish: Insectos
Descriptor Portuguese: Insetos
Descriptor French: Insectes
Entry term(s): Insect
Insects
Tree number(s): B01.050.500.131.617
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007313
Scope note: Members of the phylum ARTHROPODA composed or organisms characterized by division into three parts: head, thorax, and abdomen. They are the dominant group of animals on earth with several hundred thousand different kinds. Three orders, HEMIPTERA; DIPTERA; and SIPHONAPTERA; are of medical interest in that they cause disease in humans and animals. (From Borror et al., An Introduction to the Study of Insects, 4th ed, p1).
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specifics; for killing insects with insecticides, see note at INSECTICIDES
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
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 2018; see INSECTS 1966-2017
History Note: 2018(1966)
DeCS ID: 7487
Unique ID: D007313
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Insecta - Preferred
Concept UI M0011396
Scope note Members of the phylum ARTHROPODA composed or organisms characterized by division into three parts: head, thorax, and abdomen. They are the dominant group of animals on earth with several hundred thousand different kinds. Three orders, HEMIPTERA; DIPTERA; and SIPHONAPTERA; are of medical interest in that they cause disease in humans and animals. (From Borror et al., An Introduction to the Study of Insects, 4th ed, p1).
Preferred term Insecta
Entry term(s) Insect
Insects



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