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Descriptor English: Taste Buds
Descriptor Spanish: Papilas Gustativas
Descriptor Portuguese: Papilas Gustativas
Descriptor French: Calicules gustatifs
Entry term(s): Bud, Taste
Buds, Taste
Taste Bud
Tree number(s): A03.556.500.885.779
A08.675.650.915.500.800
A08.800.950.500.800
A09.846
A11.671.650.915.500.800
A14.549.885.779
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013650
Scope note: Small sensory organs which contain gustatory receptor cells, basal cells, and supporting cells. Taste buds in humans are found in the epithelia of the tongue, palate, and pharynx. They are innervated by the CHORDA TYMPANI NERVE (a branch of the facial nerve) and the GLOSSOPHARYNGEAL NERVE.
Annotation: chemoreceptors on the tongue, palate & pharynx
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
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
DeCS ID: 14029
Unique ID: D013650
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Taste Buds - Preferred
Concept UI M0021061
Scope note Small sensory organs which contain gustatory receptor cells, basal cells, and supporting cells. Taste buds in humans are found in the epithelia of the tongue, palate, and pharynx. They are innervated by the CHORDA TYMPANI NERVE (a branch of the facial nerve) and the GLOSSOPHARYNGEAL NERVE.
Preferred term Taste Buds
Entry term(s) Bud, Taste
Buds, Taste
Taste Bud



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