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Cytotoxins MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Cytotoxins
Tree Number(s)
D27.888.569.213
Unique ID
D003603
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003603
Annotation
/antag permitted but consider also ANTITOXINS; coordinate with source of cytotoxin
Scope Note
Substances that are toxic to cells; they may be involved in immunity or may be contained in venoms. These are distinguished from CYTOSTATIC AGENTS in degree of effect. Some of them are used as CYTOTOXIC ANTIBIOTICS. The mechanism of action of many of these are as ALKYLATING AGENTS or MITOSIS MODULATORS.
Entry Term(s)
Cytolysins
Cytotoxic Agent
Cytotoxic Agents
Cytotoxin
Registry Number
0
Previous Indexing
Cytotoxicity Tests, Immunologic (1973-1977)
Toxins (1966-1977)
specific cell (1966-1977)
See Also
Antineoplastic Agents
Cytostatic Agents
Public MeSH Note
78
History Note
78
Date Established
1978/01/01
Date of Entry
1977/04/22
Revision Date
2021/06/30
Cytotoxins Preferred
Cytolysins Narrower
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