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Elapidae MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Elapidae
Tree Number(s)
B01.050.150.900.833.672.125.875
Unique ID
D017815
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017815
Scope Note
A family of extremely venomous snakes which include coral snakes, cobras and sea snakes. They are widely distributed, occurring in the Southern United States, South America, Africa, Southern Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Islands. Like viperids (VIPERIDAE), they have fangs in the front part of the upper jaw which discharge venom that is neurotoxic.
Entry Term(s)
Cobra
Elapid Snakes
Elapids
Registry Number
txid8602
Previous Indexing
Snakes (1966-1993)
See Also
Elapid Venoms
Public MeSH Note
94
History Note
94
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1993/02/16
Revision Date
2020/09/02
Elapidae Preferred
Cobra Narrower
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