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Descriptor English: Salt Gland
Descriptor Spanish: Glándula de Sal
Descriptor Portuguese: Glândula de Sal
Descriptor French: Glande à sel
Entry term(s): Gland, Rectal
Gland, Salt
Glands, Rectal
Glands, Salt
Rectal Gland
Rectal Glands
Salt Glands
Tree number(s): A13.811
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012491
Scope note: A compound tubular gland, located around the eyes and nasal passages in marine animals and birds, the physiology of which figures in water-electrolyte balance. The Pekin duck serves as a common research animal in salt gland studies. A rectal gland or rectal salt gland in the dogfish shark is attached at the junction of the intestine and cloaca and aids the kidneys in removing excess salts from the blood. (Storer, Usinger, Stebbins & Nybakken: General Zoology, 6th ed, p658)
Annotation: in marine animals and birds only; entry term RECTAL GLAND is found in sharks, rays and skates and is used often in marine electrolyte studies
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
Public MeSH Note: 70
History Note: 70(64)
DeCS ID: 12867
Unique ID: D012491
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Date Established: 1970/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1995/06/08
Salt Gland - Preferred
Concept UI M0019406
Scope note A compound tubular gland, located around the eyes and nasal passages in marine animals and birds, the physiology of which figures in water-electrolyte balance. The Pekin duck serves as a common research animal in salt gland studies. A rectal gland or rectal salt gland in the dogfish shark is attached at the junction of the intestine and cloaca and aids the kidneys in removing excess salts from the blood. (Storer, Usinger, Stebbins & Nybakken: General Zoology, 6th ed, p658)
Preferred term Salt Gland
Entry term(s) Gland, Rectal
Gland, Salt
Glands, Rectal
Glands, Salt
Rectal Gland
Rectal Glands
Salt Glands



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