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Specific Pathogen-Free Organisms MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Specific Pathogen-Free Organisms
Tree Number(s)
G06.320.676
Unique ID
D013047
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013047
Annotation
organism may be human, animal or plant free of specific pathogens; usually NIM; when IM, coord IM with specific pathogenic microorganism discussed (IM); do not confuse with GERM-FREE LIFE which refers to freedom from any microorganism, unspecified
Scope Note
Animals or humans raised in the absence of a particular disease-causing virus or other microorganism. Less frequently plants are cultivated pathogen-free.
Entry Version
SPF ORGANISMS
Entry Term(s)
Pathogen-Free Organisms
Specific Pathogen Free
Public MeSH Note
93; was SPECIFIC PATHOGEN FREE 1975-92 (see under GERM-FREE LIFE 1975-90)
Online Note
use SPECIFIC PATHOGEN-FREE ORGANISMS to search SPECIFIC PATHOGEN FREE 1975-92; search GERM-FREE LIFE 1969-74
History Note
93; was SPECIFIC PATHOGEN FREE 1975-92 (see under GERM-FREE LIFE 1975-90)
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/05/24
Specific Pathogen-Free Organisms Preferred
Specific Pathogen Free Broader
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