"Smallpox" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
An acute, highly contagious, often fatal infectious disease caused by an orthopoxvirus characterized by a biphasic febrile course and distinctive progressive skin eruptions. Vaccination has succeeded in eradicating smallpox worldwide. (Dorland, 28th ed)
- Variola Minor
- Minor, Variola
- Minors, Variola
- Variola Minors
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Smallpox".
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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Smallpox" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Smallpox" was a major or minor topic of these publication.