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Introduction: Sarcocystis

Description of Sarcocystis

Sarcocystis: Infection of the striated muscle of mammals by parasites of the genus SARCOCYSTIS. Disease symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, muscle weakness, and paralysis are produced by sarcocystin, a toxin produced by the organism.
Source: Diseases Database

Sarcocystis: A genus of protozoa found in reptiles, birds, and mammals, including humans. This heteroxenous parasite produces muscle cysts in intermediate hosts such as domestic herbivores (cattle, sheep, pigs) and rodents. Final hosts are predators such as dogs, cats, and man.
Source: MeSH 2007

Sarcocystis: Related Topics

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Source: Diseases Database

  • Sarcosporidia

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Sarcocystis

Source - MeSH 2007

Hierarchical classifications of Sarcocystis

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