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Musk Deer - Vanishing of the Exquisite Scent
Adidarwinian - Health, Biology, Science (2015)
  • Aditya Sardana
Abstract

This paper discusses the threatened condition of musk deer with focus on taxonomy of musk deer, distribution of musk deer, production of musk, uses of musk both as a perfume and medicine, trade of musk, and conservation status of musk deer. The author of this paper aims to emphasize the exquisiteness of the musk secretion both as a perfume and medicine, and hence, the need to save the musk deer from getting extinct.

Keywords
  • Musk Deer,
  • Exquisite Scent,
  • perfumed secretion,
  • musk,
  • most valuable natural products,
  • fragrance,
  • medicinal virtues,
  • hunting of musk deer,
  • international trade of musk,
  • Classification of Musk Deer,
  • biology of musk deer,
  • taxonomy of musk deer,
  • Moschidae,
  • Artiodactyla,
  • Mammalia,
  • species of musk deer,
  • Moschus,
  • Moschus moschiferus,
  • Siberian musk deer,
  • M. berezovskii,
  • M. chrysogaster,
  • Alpine musk deer,
  • M. leucogaster,
  • Himalayan musk deer,
  • M. cupreus,
  • Kashmir musk deer,
  • M. anhuiensis,
  • M. fuscus,
  • Distribution of Musk deer,
  • M. moschiferus,
  • subspecies of Moschus moschiferus,
  • Muska,
  • testicles,
  • genitals,
  • male musk deer,
  • musk sac,
  • musk gland,
  • pod,
  • scent gland,
  • musk deer perfume,
  • musk production,
  • musk secretion,
  • musk grain,
  • Uses of Musk,
  • oriental medicine,
  • musk scent,
  • Muscone,
  • muscopyridine,
  • Traditional East Asian Medicine,
  • TEAM,
  • sedative,
  • disorders of the nervous system,
  • heart stimulant,
  • enhancer of sex drive,
  • libido,
  • nerve stimulant,
  • respiratory stimulant,
  • traditional systems of medicine,
  • Chinese medicine,
  • Ayurveda,
  • traditional system of Indian medicine,
  • Korean medicine,
  • musk products,
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine,
  • TCM,
  • Ayurvedic medicine,
  • Unani medicine,
  • Homeopathy,
  • clinical indications for musk,
  • complementary and alternative medicine,
  • CAM,
  • products of animal origin,
  • international musk trade,
  • value of musk,
  • Conservation Status of Musk Deer,
  • endangered,
  • vulnerable,
  • conservation biology,
  • ecology
Publication Date
September 3, 2015
Citation Information
Aditya Sardana. "Musk Deer - Vanishing of the Exquisite Scent" Adidarwinian - Health, Biology, Science (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/aditya_sardana/17/