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Descriptor English: Rectum
Descriptor Spanish: Recto
Descriptor Portuguese: Reto
Descriptor French: Rectum
Entry term(s): Rectums
Tree number(s): A03.556.124.526.767
A03.556.249.249.767
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012007
Scope note: The distal segment of the LARGE INTESTINE, between the SIGMOID COLON and the ANAL CANAL.
Annotation: /surg: do not confuse with the specialty COLORECTAL SURGERY; rectal bleeding: RECTUM + HEMORRHAGE, GASTROINTESTINAL for bleeding through the rectum; hemorrhaging rectum is RECTAL DISEASES + HEMORRHAGE, GASTROINTESTINAL; inflammation = PROCTITIS; /abnorm: consider also ANORECTAL MALFORMATIONS
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
Consider Also: consider also terms at PROCT-
DeCS ID: 12427
Unique ID: D012007
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: 2016/05/03
Rectum - Preferred
Concept UI M0018661
Scope note The distal segment of the LARGE INTESTINE, between the SIGMOID COLON and the ANAL CANAL.
Preferred term Rectum
Entry term(s) Rectums



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