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Probiotics MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Probiotics
Tree Number(s)
G07.203.300.456.500
J02.500.456.500
Unique ID
D019936
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019936
Annotation
Do not confuse with PREBIOTICS
Scope Note
Live microbial DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS which beneficially affect the host animal by improving its intestinal microbial balance. Antibiotics and other related compounds are not included in this definition. In humans, lactobacilli are commonly used as probiotics, either as single species or in mixed culture with other bacteria. Other genera that have been used are bifidobacteria and streptococci. (J. Nutr. 1995;125:1401-12)
Entry Term(s)
Probiotic
Public MeSH Note
98
History Note
98
Date Established
1998/01/01
Date of Entry
1997/06/20
Revision Date
2015/10/09
Probiotics Preferred
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