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Descriptor in English: Oropharynx
Descriptor in Spanish: Orofaringe
Descriptor in Portuguese: Orofaringe
Descriptor in French: Partie orale du pharynx
Entry term(s): Oropharynxs
Tree number(s): A04.623.603
A14.724.603
Scope note: The middle portion of the pharynx that lies posterior to the mouth, inferior to the SOFT PALATE, and superior to the base of the tongue and EPIGLOTTIS. It has a digestive function as food passes from the mouth into the oropharynx before entering ESOPHAGUS.
Annotation: inflammation: index under PHARYNGITIS & do not bother to coordinate with OROPHARYNX (NIM) unless particularly discussed
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
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
History Note: 79
DeCS UI: 10138
Descriptor UI: D009960
Date Established: 1979/01/01
Date of Entry: 1978/05/19
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Oropharynx - Preferred
Concept UI M0015442
Scope note The middle portion of the pharynx that lies posterior to the mouth, inferior to the SOFT PALATE, and superior to the base of the tongue and EPIGLOTTIS. It has a digestive function as food passes from the mouth into the oropharynx before entering ESOPHAGUS.
Preferred term Oropharynx
Entry term(s) Oropharynxs



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