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White Muscle Disease MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
White Muscle Disease
Tree Number(s)
C22.595.740
Unique ID
D014912
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014912
Annotation
a form of musc dystrophy usually in calves & lambs; manifest of selenium defic; check tag ANIMALS; coord IM with precoord animal/dis term (IM) + animal (NIM) or with animal (IM) in absence of precoord
Scope Note
A myodegeneration most frequent in calves and lambs whose dams have been fed during gestation or longer on feeds, especially legumes (FABACEAE), grown in certain areas where selenium is either deficient or unavailable in the soil. It has been recorded in many countries. It has been produced experimentally in several species of animals on low-selenium intake. A similar myopathy occurs naturally in goats, deer, foals, and dogs but proof of the etiology is lacking. (Merck Veterinary Manual, 5th ed)
Entry Version
WHITE MUSCLE DIS
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY, ANIMAL 1975-90
Online Note
search MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY, ANIMAL 1970-74
History Note
91(75); was see under MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY, ANIMAL 1975-90
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2003/07/30
White Muscle Disease Preferred
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