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Descriptor English: Penis
Descriptor Spanish: Pene
Descriptor Portuguese: Pênis
Descriptor French: Pénis
Entry term(s): Glans Peni
Glans Penis
Peni, Glans
Penis, Glans
Tree number(s): A05.360.444.492
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010413
Scope note: The external reproductive organ of males. It is composed of a mass of erectile tissue enclosed in three cylindrical fibrous compartments. Two of the three compartments, the corpus cavernosa, are placed side-by-side along the upper part of the organ. The third compartment below, the corpus spongiosum, houses the urethra.
Annotation: inflammation = BALANITIS; penile fracture: index under PENIS /inj (IM) + RUPTURE (NIM)
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
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Consider Also: consider also terms at PENILE
DeCS ID: 10606
Unique ID: D010413
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2006/07/05
Penis - Preferred
Concept UI M0016161
Scope note The external reproductive organ of males. It is composed of a mass of erectile tissue enclosed in three cylindrical fibrous compartments. Two of the three compartments, the corpus cavernosa, are placed side-by-side along the upper part of the organ. The third compartment below, the corpus spongiosum, houses the urethra.
Preferred term Penis
Glans Penis - Narrower
Concept UI M0489458
Scope note The cone or head of the penis.
Preferred term Glans Penis
Entry term(s) Glans Peni
Peni, Glans
Penis, Glans



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