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Introduction: Ticks

Description of Ticks

Ticks (medical condition): Any disease that is transferred to humans by the tick...more »

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Ticks: 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 diseases, including the transmission of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia, babesiosis, African swine fever and relapsing fever.
Source: Diseases Database

Ticks: 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).
Source: MeSH 2007

Ticks: Related Topics

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Ticks as a Disease

Ticks: Another name for Tick-borne diseases (or close medical condition association).
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Ticks: Related Diseases

Ticks: Ticks is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of Ticks (Tick-borne diseases)

Some of the symptoms of Ticks incude:

Ticks: Article Excerpts about Tick-borne diseases

Toward the end of the 19th century, scientists began to understand the important potential for ticks to act... (Source: excerpt from Ehrlichiosis: DVRD)

Ticks: Related Disease Topics

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Broader terms for Ticks

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Hierarchical classifications of Ticks

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