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Descriptor in English: Perineum
Descriptor in Spanish: Perineo
Descriptor in Portuguese: Períneo
Descriptor in French: Périnée
Entry term(s): Perineums
Tree number(s): A01.719
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 UI: 10693
Descriptor UI: D010502
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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