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Descriptor English: Skeleton
Descriptor Spanish: Esqueleto
Descriptor Portuguese: Esqueleto
Descriptor French: Squelette
Entry term(s): Skeletons
Tree number(s): A02.835
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012863
Scope note: The rigid framework of connected bones that gives form to the body, protects and supports its soft organs and tissues, and provides attachments for MUSCLES.
Annotation: the bony frame as a whole; avoid: use BONE AND BONES instead; "skeletal" in titles is probably "bone" = BONE AND BONES
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: Bone and Bones MeSH
DeCS ID: 13244
Unique ID: D012863
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: 2015/06/15
Skeleton - Preferred
Concept UI M0019920
Scope note The rigid framework of connected bones that gives form to the body, protects and supports its soft organs and tissues, and provides attachments for MUSCLES.
Preferred term Skeleton
Entry term(s) Skeletons



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