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Viperidae MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Viperidae
Tree Number(s)
B01.050.050.286.875.875
B01.050.150.900.833.672.125.937
B01.050.150.900.833.672.562.875
Unique ID
D017819
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017819
Scope Note
A family of snakes comprising four subfamilies: Azemiopinae (the mountain viper, the sole member of this subfamily), Viperinae (true vipers), Crotalinae (pit vipers) and Causinae. They are widespread throughout the world, being found in the United States, Central and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Their venoms act on the blood (hemotoxic) as compared to the venom of elapids which act on the nervous system (neurotoxic). (Goin, Goin, and Zug, Introduction to Herpetology, 3d ed, pp333-36)
Entry Term(s)
Asp
Azemiopinae
Bushmaster
European Adder
European Viper
Registry Number
txid8689
Related Numbers
txid31155
txid31156
txid35022
Previous Indexing
Snakes (1968-1993)
See Also
Viper Venoms
Public MeSH Note
94
History Note
94
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1993/05/07
Revision Date
2023/05/31
Viperidae Preferred
Azemiopinae Narrower
Bushmaster Narrower
European Viper Narrower
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