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Descriptor English: Perineum
Descriptor Spanish: Perineo
Descriptor Portuguese: Períneo
Descriptor French: Périnée
Entry term(s): Perineums
Tree number(s): A01.719
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010502
Scope note: The body region lying between the genital area and the ANUS on the surface of the trunk, and to the shallow compartment lying deep to this area that is inferior to the PELVIC DIAPHRAGM. The surface area is between the VULVA and the anus in the female, and between the SCROTUM and the anus in the male.
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
GD growth & development
IN injuries
IR innervation
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
VI virology
DeCS ID: 10693
Unique ID: D010502
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2010/06/25
Perineum - Preferred
Concept UI M0016315
Scope note The body region lying between the genital area and the ANUS on the surface of the trunk, and to the shallow compartment lying deep to this area that is inferior to the PELVIC DIAPHRAGM. The surface area is between the VULVA and the anus in the female, and between the SCROTUM and the anus in the male.
Preferred term Perineum
Entry term(s) Perineums



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