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Descriptor English:   Hair Follicle 
Descriptor Spanish:   Folículo Piloso 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Folículo Piloso 
Synonyms English:   Follicle, Hair
Follicles, Hair
Hair Follicles  
Tree Number:   A10.272.497.500
A17.360.710
A17.815.250.500
Definition English:   A tube-like invagination of the EPIDERMIS from which the hair shaft develops and into which SEBACEOUS GLANDS open. The hair follicle is lined by a cellular inner and outer root sheath of epidermal origin and is invested with a fibrous sheath derived from the dermis. (Stedman, 26th ed) Follicles of very long hairs extend into the subcutaneous layer of tissue under the SKIN. 
Indexing Annotation English:   dis = HAIR FOLLICLE (IM) + HAIR DISEASES (NIM); inflammation = FOLLICULITIS
See Related English:   Folliculitis
 
History Note English:   96 
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:   32739 
Unique Identifier:   D018859 

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