Skip Navigation
ChemIDplus A TOXNET DATABASE LiteBrowseAdvanced

Substance Name: Smallpox
ID: D012899000


  • 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)
* denotes mobile formatted website

Links to Resources

Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Smallpox

MeSH Heading

  • Smallpox


  • Alastrim
  • Variola
  • Variola major
  • Variola Minor

Registry Number

  • D012899000