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Mole Rats MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Mole Rats
Tree Number(s)
B01.050.150.900.649.313.992.600
Unique ID
D019577
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019577
Annotation
NIM when experimental animal
Scope Note
Any of several burrowing rodents of the families MURIDAE and Bathyergidae, found in eastern Europe, Africa, and Asia. They have short limbs, small eyes with permanently closed lids, and no tail. Three genera SPALAX (Muridae), Heterocephalus (Bathyergidae) and Cryptomys (Bathyergidae) are used frequently as experimental animals in biomedical research. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 6th ed)
Entry Term(s)
Cryptomys
Heterocephalus
Mole-Rats
Molerats
Related Numbers
txid10173
txid10180
Previous Indexing
Muridae (1982-1997)
Rodentia (1968-1997)
Public MeSH Note
98
History Note
98
Date Established
1998/01/01
Date of Entry
1997/06/20
Revision Date
2020/09/02
Mole Rats Preferred
Cryptomys Narrower
Heterocephalus Narrower
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