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Descriptor English: Lions
Descriptor Spanish: Leones
Descriptor Portuguese: Leões
Descriptor French: Lions
Entry term(s): Lion
Panthera leo
Tree number(s): B01.050.150.900.649.313.750.377.750.600.500
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008045
Scope note: Large, chiefly nocturnal mammals of the cat family FELIDAE, species Panthera leo. They are found in Africa and southern Asia.
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
Public MeSH Note: 91; was see under CARNIVORA 1975-90
History Note: 91(75); was see under CARNIVORA 1975-90
DeCS ID: 8220
Unique ID: D008045
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1974/12/12
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Lions - Preferred
Concept UI M0012535
Scope note Large, chiefly nocturnal mammals of the cat family FELIDAE, species Panthera leo. They are found in Africa and southern Asia.
Preferred term Lions
Entry term(s) Lion
Panthera leo



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