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Descriptor English: Pineal Gland
Descriptor Spanish: Glándula Pineal
Descriptor Portuguese: Glândula Pineal
Descriptor French: Glande pinéale
Entry term(s): Corpus Pineale
Epiphysis Cerebri
Gland, Pineal
Pineal Bodies
Pineal Body
Pineal Glands
Tree number(s): A06.300.635
A06.688.733
A08.186.211.180.200.680
A08.186.211.200.317.200.620
A08.713.733
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010870
Scope note: A light-sensitive neuroendocrine organ attached to the roof of the THIRD VENTRICLE of the brain. The pineal gland secretes MELATONIN, other BIOGENIC AMINES and NEUROPEPTIDES.
Annotation: neoplasms: coordinate PINEAL GLAND (IM) with BRAIN NEOPLASMS (IM) + histological type of neoplasm (IM); consider PINEALOMA
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
Related: Pinealectomy MeSH
DeCS ID: 11303
Unique ID: D010870
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/06/22
Pineal Gland - Preferred
Concept UI M0016874
Scope note A light-sensitive neuroendocrine organ attached to the roof of the THIRD VENTRICLE of the brain. The pineal gland secretes MELATONIN, other BIOGENIC AMINES and NEUROPEPTIDES.
Preferred term Pineal Gland
Entry term(s) Corpus Pineale
Epiphysis Cerebri
Gland, Pineal
Pineal Bodies
Pineal Body
Pineal Glands



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