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Botulism MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Botulism
Tree Number(s)
C01.150.252.410.222.151
C10.668.758.200
C10.720.150
C25.723.415.151
Unique ID
D001906
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001906
Annotation
coordinate IM with specific Clostridium botulinum type (IM) if pertinent
Scope Note
A disease caused by potent protein NEUROTOXINS produced by CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM which interfere with the presynaptic release of ACETYLCHOLINE at the NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION. Clinical features include abdominal pain, vomiting, acute PARALYSIS (including respiratory paralysis), blurred vision, and DIPLOPIA. Botulism may be classified into several subtypes (e.g., food-borne, infant, wound, and others). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1208)
Entry Term(s)
Botulism, Infantile
Botulism, Toxico-Infectious
Clostridium botulinum Infection
Foodborne Botulism
Infant Botulism
Toxico-Infectious Botulism
Wound Botulism
NLM Classification #
WC 268
See Also
Botulinum Toxins
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/06/17
Botulism Preferred
Wound Botulism Narrower
Botulism, Infantile Narrower
Foodborne Botulism Narrower
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