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Plasmodium MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Plasmodium
Tree Number(s)
B01.043.075.380.611
Unique ID
D010961
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010961
Annotation
general; prefer specifics; infection = MALARIA; coordinate with specific protozoan terms (ANTIGENS, PROTOZOAN, etc) if pertinent
Scope Note
A genus of protozoa that comprise the malaria parasites of mammals. Four species infect humans (although occasional infections with primate malarias may occur). These are PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM; PLASMODIUM MALARIAE; PLASMODIUM OVALE, and PLASMODIUM VIVAX. Species causing infection in vertebrates other than man include: PLASMODIUM BERGHEI; PLASMODIUM CHABAUDI; P. vinckei, and PLASMODIUM YOELII in rodents; P. brasilianum, PLASMODIUM CYNOMOLGI; and PLASMODIUM KNOWLESI in monkeys; and PLASMODIUM GALLINACEUM in chickens.
Registry Number
txid5820
NLM Classification #
QW 214
See Also
Antimalarials
Public MeSH Note
HAEMAMOEBA was see PLASMODIUM 1976-91
Online Note
use PLASMODIUM to search HAEMAMOEBA 1976-91
History Note
HAEMAMOEBA was see PLASMODIUM 1976-91
Date Established
1960/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/08/13
Plasmodium Preferred
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