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Descriptor English: Smegma
Descriptor Spanish: Esmegma
Descriptor Portuguese: Esmegma
Descriptor French: Smegma
Entry term(s): Smegmas
Tree number(s): A12.200.769
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012902
Scope note: A foul-smelling accumulation of SEBUM and desquaminated epidermal cells, especially the cheesy substance found under the foreskin of the penis and at the base of the labia minor near the clitoris.
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EN enzymology
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
VI virology
DeCS ID: 13283
Unique ID: D012902
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1999/11/03
Smegma - Preferred
Concept UI M0019980
Scope note A foul-smelling accumulation of SEBUM and desquaminated epidermal cells, especially the cheesy substance found under the foreskin of the penis and at the base of the labia minor near the clitoris.
Preferred term Smegma
Entry term(s) Smegmas



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