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Descriptor English:   Fallopian Tubes 
Descriptor Spanish:   Trompas Uterinas 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Tubas Uterinas 
Synonyms English:   Fallopian Tube
Mammalian Oviduct
Mammalian Oviducts
Oviduct, Mammalian
Oviducts, Mammalian
Salpinges
Salpinx
Tube, Fallopian
Tube, Uterine
Tubes, Fallopian
Tubes, Uterine
Uterine Tube
Uterine Tubes  
Tree Number:   A05.360.319.114.373
A13.706.500
Definition English:   A pair of highly specialized muscular canals extending from the UTERUS to its corresponding OVARY. They provide the means for OVUM collection, and the site for the final maturation of gametes and FERTILIZATION. The fallopian tube consists of an interstitium, an isthmus, an ampulla, an infundibulum, and fimbriae. Its wall consists of three histologic layers: serous, muscular, and an internal mucosal layer lined with both ciliated and secretory cells. 
Indexing Annotation English:   mammalian only; non-mammalian use OVIDUCTS; inflammation = SALPINGITIS; tubal sterilization = STERILIZATION, TUBAL; "fallopian" is not capitalized in titles or translations
See Related English:   Hysterosalpingography
Oviducts
Salpingostomy
Sterilization, Tubal
 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AB abnormalities AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply CH chemistry
CY cytology DG diagnostic imaging
DE drug effects EM embryology
EN enzymology GD growth & development
IM immunology IN injuries
IR innervation ME metabolism
MI microbiology PS parasitology
PA pathology PH physiology
PP physiopathology RE radiation effects
SU surgery TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure VI virology
Record Number:   5288 
Unique Identifier:   D005187 

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