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Descriptor in English: Mites
Descriptor in Spanish: Ácaros
Descriptor in Portuguese: Ácaros
Descriptor in French: Mites (acariens)
Entry term(s): Acarus
Mite
Tree number(s): B01.050.500.131.166.132.419
Scope note: Any arthropod of the subclass ACARI except the TICKS. They are minute animals related to the spiders, usually having transparent or semitransparent bodies. They may be parasitic on humans and domestic animals, producing various irritations of the skin (MITE INFESTATIONS). Many mite species are important to human and veterinary medicine as both parasite and vector. Mites also infest plants.
Annotation: Infection = MITE INFESTATIONS; for miticides (chemicals killing or controlling mites) index under ACARICIDES; mite vectors = ARACHNID VECTORS (IM) + MITES (IM); mite control: coordinate IM with TICK CONTROL (IM).
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
DeCS UI: 9114
Descriptor UI: D008925
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Mites - Preferred
Concept UI M0013934
Scope note Any arthropod of the subclass ACARI except the TICKS. They are minute animals related to the spiders, usually having transparent or semitransparent bodies. They may be parasitic on humans and domestic animals, producing various irritations of the skin (MITE INFESTATIONS). Many mite species are important to human and veterinary medicine as both parasite and vector. Mites also infest plants.
Preferred term Mites
Entry term(s) Mite
Acarus - Narrower
Concept UI M0013933
Preferred term Acarus



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