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Descriptor English: Optic Disk
Descriptor Spanish: Disco Óptico
Descriptor Portuguese: Disco Óptico
Descriptor French: Papille optique
Entry term(s): Blind Spot
Blind Spots
Disc, Optic
Disk, Optic
Head, Optic Nerve
Nerve Head, Optic
Nerve Heads, Optic
Optic Disc
Optic Discs
Optic Disks
Optic Nerve Head
Optic Nerve Heads
Optic Papilla
Optic Papillas
Papilla, Optic
Papillas, Optic
Spot, Blind
Tree number(s): A08.800.800.120.680.660
A09.371.729.690
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009898
Scope note: The portion of the optic nerve seen in the fundus with the ophthalmoscope. It is formed by the meeting of all the retinal ganglion cell axons as they enter the optic nerve.
Annotation: neopl: coord IM with OPTIC NERVE NEOPLASMS (IM) + histol type of neopl (IM); do not confuse "optic cup" ( = EYE /embryol) with "optic disk cupping" ( = OPTIC DISK + GLAUCOMA); inflammation = RETINITIS + OPTIC NEURITIS
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 78; was see under OPTIC NERVE 1975-77
History Note: 78(75); was see under OPTIC NERVE 1975-77
DeCS ID: 10078
Unique ID: D009898
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1977/01/01
Date of Entry: 1974/12/12
Revision Date: 2019/04/08
Optic Disk - Preferred
Concept UI M0015354
Scope note The portion of the optic nerve seen in the fundus with the ophthalmoscope. It is formed by the meeting of all the retinal ganglion cell axons as they enter the optic nerve.
Preferred term Optic Disk
Entry term(s) Disc, Optic
Disk, Optic
Head, Optic Nerve
Nerve Head, Optic
Nerve Heads, Optic
Optic Disc
Optic Discs
Optic Disks
Optic Nerve Head
Optic Nerve Heads
Optic Papilla
Optic Papillas
Papilla, Optic
Papillas, Optic
Blind Spot - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0015355
Preferred term Blind Spot
Entry term(s) Blind Spots
Spot, Blind



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