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Virulence MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Virulence
Tree Number(s)
G06.930
Unique ID
D014774
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014774
Annotation
coord NIM with micro-organism or parasite /‌pathogen (IM)
Scope Note
The degree of pathogenicity within a group or species of microorganisms or viruses as indicated by case fatality rates and/or the ability of the organism to invade the tissues of the host. The pathogenic capacity of an organism is determined by its VIRULENCE FACTORS.
Entry Term(s)
Pathogenicity
See Also
Virulence Factors
Public MeSH Note
66
History Note
66(65)
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2008/07/08
Virulence Preferred
Pathogenicity Related
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