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Viruses MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Viruses
Tree Number(s)
B04
Unique ID
D014780
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014780
Annotation
general or unspecified; prefer specific taxonomic group or genus; do not confuse "slow viruses" with VIRUS LATENCY: slow cause disease with very long preclinical course & very slow progression, VIRUS LATENCY is the ability of a virus to lie dormant in a cell; presence of viruses in blood = VIREMIA; many pre-coordinated viral terms are available such as VIRAL PROTEINS; RNA, VIRAL, etc.; policy: Manual 22.18, 22.24+
Scope Note
Minute infectious agents whose genomes are composed of DNA or RNA, but not both. They are characterized by a lack of independent metabolism and the inability to replicate outside living host cells.
Entry Term(s)
Animal Viruses
Zoophaginae
Registry Number
txid10239
See Also
Antiviral Agents
Genetic Vectors
Inclusion Bodies, Viral
Receptors, Virus
Public MeSH Note
1963; for ZOOPHAGINAE see VERTEBRATE VIRUSES 1975-1991; for ANIMAL VIRUSES see ANIMAL VIRUSES 1963-1965, see VERTEBRATE VIRUSES 1975-1991
History Note
1963; for ANIMAL VIRUSES & ZOOPHAGINAE use VERTEBRATE VIRUSES 1975-1991
Entry Combination
physiology:Virus Physiological Phenomena
Date Established
1963/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/09/02
Viruses Preferred
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