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Bioaccumulation MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Bioaccumulation
Tree Number(s)
G03.015.500.187
G03.787.024.500.187
G07.690.725.015.500.187
Unique ID
D000081482
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000081482
Scope Note
An increase in the concentration of an exogenous substance in the tissues of organisms higher than surrounding ENVIRONMENT. Accumulation of such XENOBIOTICS at successively higher levels up the FOOD CHAIN is called biomagnification. Bioaccumulation of toxic chemicals (e.g., Lead and DDT) may result in CHEMICALLY-INDUCED DISORDERS.
Entry Term(s)
Bio Accumulation
Bio Amplification
Bio Concentration
Bio Magnification
Bio-accumulation
Bio-amplification
Bio-concentration
Bio-magnification
Bioamplification
Bioconcentration
Biomagnification
See Also
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Public MeSH Note
2020
History Note
2020
Date Established
2020/01/01
Date of Entry
2019/07/08
Revision Date
2019/07/01
Bioaccumulation Preferred
Biomagnification Narrower
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