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Descriptor English: Polyps
Descriptor Spanish: Pólipos
Descriptor Portuguese: Pólipos
Descriptor French: Polypes
Entry term(s): Polyp
Tree number(s): C23.300.825
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011127
Scope note: Discrete abnormal tissue masses that protrude into the lumen of the DIGESTIVE TRACT or the RESPIRATORY TRACT. Polyps can be spheroidal, hemispheroidal, or irregular mound-shaped structures attached to the MUCOUS MEMBRANE of the lumen wall either by a stalk, pedunculus, or by a broad base.
Annotation: if neoplastic, coord IM with precoord organ/neopl term (IM), otherwise coord with precoord organ/dis term (IM); COLONIC POLYPS; INTESTINAL POLYPS & NASAL POLYPS are also available
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UL ultrastructure
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 65; was POLYPI 1963-64
History Note: 65; was POLYPI 1963-64
DeCS ID: 11564
Unique ID: D011127
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1965/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/09
Polyps - Preferred
Concept UI M0017240
Scope note Discrete abnormal tissue masses that protrude into the lumen of the DIGESTIVE TRACT or the RESPIRATORY TRACT. Polyps can be spheroidal, hemispheroidal, or irregular mound-shaped structures attached to the MUCOUS MEMBRANE of the lumen wall either by a stalk, pedunculus, or by a broad base.
Preferred term Polyps
Entry term(s) Polyp



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