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Scorpions MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Scorpions
Tree Number(s)
B01.050.500.131.166.661
Unique ID
D012605
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012605
Annotation
includes the genera Androctonus, Buthus, Centruoides, Leiurus, Nebo, Tityus; SCORPION STINGS is available
Scope Note
Arthropods of the order Scorpiones, of which 1500 to 2000 species have been described. The most common live in tropical or subtropical areas. They are nocturnal and feed principally on insects and other arthropods. They are large arachnids but do not attack man spontaneously. They have a venomous sting. Their medical significance varies considerably and is dependent on their habits and venom potency rather than on their size. At most, the sting is equivalent to that of a hornet but certain species possess a highly toxic venom potentially fatal to humans. (From Dorland, 27th ed; Smith, Insects and Other Arthropods of Medical Importance, 1973, p417; Barnes, Invertebrate Zoology, 5th ed, p503)
Registry Number
txid6855
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/08/13
Scorpions Preferred
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