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Host-Parasite Interactions MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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Host-Parasite Interactions
Tree Number(s)
Unique ID
RDF Unique Identifier
coordinate with host /‌parasitol + parasite /‌physiol or other more specific qualifier; HOST-PATHOGEN INTERACTIONS is also available
Scope Note
The relationship between an invertebrate and another organism (the host), one of which lives at the expense of the other. Traditionally excluded from definition of parasites are pathogenic BACTERIA; FUNGI; VIRUSES; and PLANTS; though they may live parasitically.
Entry Term(s)
Host-Parasite Relations
Host-Parasite Relationship
Parasite-Host Interactions
Parasite-Host Relations
NLM Classification #
QX 45
Previous Indexing
specific host, organ, disease/parasitology (1975-1979)
Public MeSH Note
2008; see HOST-PARASITE RELATIONS 1980-2007
History Note
2008 (1980)
Date Established
Date of Entry
Revision Date
Host-Parasite Interactions Preferred
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