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Descriptor English:   Head Kidney 
Descriptor Spanish:   Riñón Cefálico 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Rim Cefálico 
Synonyms English:   Anterior Kidney
Anterior Kidneys
Head Kidneys
Kidney, Anterior
Kidney, Head
Kidneys, Anterior
Kidneys, Head  
Tree Number:   A13.449
Definition English:   A primitive form of vertebrate kidney that is found in adults of some primitive FISHES and in the embryos of more advanced fishes. In some species of fishes it contains phagocytic cells and is also a major site of HEMATOPOIESIS, analogous to the mammalian BONE MARROW. 
See Related English:   Hematopoiesis, Extramedullary
History Note English:   2012 
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:   54436 
Unique Identifier:   D060226 

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