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Sentinel Species MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Sentinel Species
Tree Number(s)
B05.698
Unique ID
D000072739
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000072739
Scope Note
Organisms used to determine measurable environmental risks or hazards to human health and or well-being, thereby serving as advance or early warning signs of impending danger to humans. Examples of sentinel species are monkeys, guinea pigs, and the fabled canary in the coal mine.
Entry Term(s)
Bioindicator Species
Sentinel Animal
Sentinel Animals
Sentinel Organism
Sentinel Organisms
Sentinel Plants
Previous Indexing
Animals (1996-2016)
See Also
Environmental Exposure
Public MeSH Note
2017
History Note
2017
Date Established
2017/01/01
Date of Entry
2016/07/08
Revision Date
2021/06/30
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