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Viperidae MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Viperidae
Tree Number(s)
B01.050.150.900.833.672.125.937
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
Bitis
Bushmaster
Cerastes
European Adder
European Viper
Gaboon Viper
Lachesis
True Vipers
Viperinae
Registry Number
txid8689
Related Numbers
txid35022
txid8690
txid8691
txid8694
txid8696
txid8751
txid8752
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
2020/09/02
Viperidae Preferred
Bushmaster Narrower
Bitis Narrower
Gaboon Viper Narrower
Viperinae Narrower
Cerastes Narrower
European Viper Narrower
Azemiopinae Narrower
Lachesis Narrower
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