Descriptor in English: Skull
Descriptor in Spanish: Cráneo
Descriptor in Portuguese: Crânio
Descriptor in French: Crâne
Entry term(s): Calvaria
Tree number(s): A02.835.232.781
Scope note: The SKELETON of the HEAD including the FACIAL BONES and the bones enclosing the BRAIN.
Annotation: bony part of head only; differentiate from HEAD & FACE; "cranial" is SKULL; /abnorm: consider also CRANIOFACIAL ABNORMALITIES; /anat: consider also CEPHALOMETRY; /inj "cranio-cerebral inj" is CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA (or its specifics) only & not also here unless particularly discussed; /surg: consider also CRANIOTOMY & TREPHINING; "craniofacial dysmorphism" or "craniofacial fibrous dysplasia": index under FACIAL BONES (IM) + SKULL (IM) + FIBROUS DYSPLASIA, POLYOSTOTIC (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
See also the descriptors: Cephalometry MeSH
Craniotomy MeSH
Intracranial Pressure MeSH
Trephining MeSH
DeCS UI: 13267
Descriptor UI: D012886
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/06/29
Skull - Preferred
Concept UI M0019947
Scope note The SKELETON of the HEAD including the FACIAL BONES and the bones enclosing the BRAIN.
Preferred term Skull
Entry term(s) Cranium
Calvaria - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0019948
Preferred term Calvaria
Entry term(s) Calvarium

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