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Ticks MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Ticks
Tree Number(s)
B01.050.500.131.166.132.832
Unique ID
D013987
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013987
Annotation
TICK BITES, TICK TOXICOSES and TICK PARALYSIS are available; tick vectors = ARACHNID VECTORS (IM) + TICKS (IM); infection = TICK INFESTATIONS; for chemicals for killing or controlling ticks use ACARICIDES
Scope Note
Blood-sucking acarid parasites of the order Ixodida comprising two families: the softbacked ticks (ARGASIDAE) and hardbacked ticks (IXODIDAE). Ticks are larger than their relatives, the MITES. They penetrate the skin of their host by means of highly specialized, hooked mouth parts and feed on its blood. Ticks attack all groups of terrestrial vertebrates. In humans they are responsible for many TICK-BORNE DISEASES, including the transmission of ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER; TULAREMIA; BABESIOSIS; AFRICAN SWINE FEVER; and RELAPSING FEVER. (From Barnes, Invertebrate Zoology, 5th ed, pp543-44)
Entry Term(s)
Ixodida
Registry Number
txid6935
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/08/13
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