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Descriptor in English: Scalp
Descriptor in Spanish: Cuero Cabelludo
Descriptor in Portuguese: Couro Cabeludo
Descriptor in French: Cuir chevelu
Entry term(s): Scalps
Tree number(s): A01.456.810
Scope note: The outer covering of the calvaria. It is composed of several layers: SKIN; subcutaneous connective tissue; the occipitofrontal muscle which includes the tendinous galea aponeurotica; loose connective tissue; and the pericranium (the PERIOSTEUM of the SKULL).
Annotation: diseases of skin or hair of scalp = SCALP DERMATOSES; neopl of scalp = SKIN NEOPLASMS (IM) + SCALP (IM) + HEAD AND NECK NEOPLASMS (IM) + histol type of neopl (IM)
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
DeCS UI: 12917
Descriptor UI: D012535
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/06/29
Scalp - Preferred
Concept UI M0019464
Scope note The outer covering of the calvaria. It is composed of several layers: SKIN; subcutaneous connective tissue; the occipitofrontal muscle which includes the tendinous galea aponeurotica; loose connective tissue; and the pericranium (the PERIOSTEUM of the SKULL).
Preferred term Scalp
Entry term(s) Scalps



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