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Descriptor English: Pharynx
Descriptor Spanish: Faringe
Descriptor Portuguese: Faringe
Descriptor French: Pharynx
Entry term(s): Pharynxs
Throat
Throats
Tree number(s): A03.556.750
A04.623
A14.724
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010614
Scope note: A funnel-shaped fibromuscular tube that conducts food to the ESOPHAGUS, and air to the LARYNX and LUNGS. It is located posterior to the NASAL CAVITY; ORAL CAVITY; and LARYNX, and extends from the SKULL BASE to the inferior border of the CRICOID CARTILAGE anteriorly and to the inferior border of the C6 vertebra posteriorly. It is divided into the NASOPHARYNX; OROPHARYNX; and HYPOPHARYNX (laryngopharynx).
Annotation: inflammation = PHARYNGITIS; /surg: consider also PHARYNGECTOMY & PHARYNGOSTOMY; HYPOPHARYNX; NASOPHARYNX; & OROPHARYNX are also available
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
Related: Pharyngectomy MeSH
Pharyngostomy MeSH
DeCS ID: 10803
Unique ID: D010614
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2005/07/18
Pharynx - Preferred
Concept UI M0016486
Scope note A funnel-shaped fibromuscular tube that conducts food to the ESOPHAGUS, and air to the LARYNX and LUNGS. It is located posterior to the NASAL CAVITY; ORAL CAVITY; and LARYNX, and extends from the SKULL BASE to the inferior border of the CRICOID CARTILAGE anteriorly and to the inferior border of the C6 vertebra posteriorly. It is divided into the NASOPHARYNX; OROPHARYNX; and HYPOPHARYNX (laryngopharynx).
Preferred term Pharynx
Entry term(s) Pharynxs
Throat
Throats



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