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Biofilms MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Biofilms
Tree Number(s)
A20.593
G06.120
Unique ID
D018441
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018441
Annotation
coordinate with specific organism /‌physiol; occurrence of biofilms on prostheses or other devices: coordinate with specific device; infection of prostheses by biofilms: coordinate BIOFILMS with specific prosthesis + PROSTHESIS-RELATED INFECTIONS + specific infection
Scope Note
Encrustations formed from microbes (bacteria, algae, fungi, plankton, or protozoa) embedded in an EXTRACELLULAR POLYMERIC SUBSTANCE MATRIX that is secreted by the microbes. They occur on body surfaces such as teeth (DENTAL DEPOSITS); inanimate objects, and bodies of water. Biofilms are prevented from forming by treating surfaces with DENTIFRICES; DISINFECTANTS; ANTI-INFECTIVE AGENTS; and anti-fouling agents.
Entry Term(s)
Biofilm
NLM Classification #
QW 90
Previous Indexing
Bacteria (1981-1994)
See Also
Adhesins, Bacterial
Bacterial Adhesion
Biofouling
Dental Deposits
Prosthesis-Related Infections
Public MeSH Note
95
History Note
95
Date Established
1995/01/01
Date of Entry
1994/04/16
Revision Date
2018/02/28
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