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Descriptor in English: Temporal Bone
Descriptor in Spanish: Hueso Temporal
Descriptor in Portuguese: Osso Temporal
Descriptor in French: Os temporal
Entry term(s): Bone, Temporal
Bones, Temporal
Stylomastoid Foramen
Temporal Bones
Tree number(s): A02.835.232.781.885
Scope note: Either of a pair of compound bones forming the lateral (left and right) surfaces and base of the skull which contains the organs of hearing. It is a large bone formed by the fusion of parts: the squamous (the flattened anterior-superior part), the tympanic (the curved anterior-inferior part), the mastoid (the irregular posterior portion), and the petrous (the part at the base of the skull).
Annotation: fractures: index TEMPORAL BONE /inj + SKULL FRACTURES; neoplasms: coordinate with SKULL NEOPLASMS
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: Ear, Inner MeSH
DeCS UI: 14079
Descriptor UI: D013701
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2019/04/29
Temporal Bone - Preferred
Concept UI M0021148
Scope note Either of a pair of compound bones forming the lateral (left and right) surfaces and base of the skull which contains the organs of hearing. It is a large bone formed by the fusion of parts: the squamous (the flattened anterior-superior part), the tympanic (the curved anterior-inferior part), the mastoid (the irregular posterior portion), and the petrous (the part at the base of the skull).
Preferred term Temporal Bone
Entry term(s) Bone, Temporal
Bones, Temporal
Temporal Bones
Stylomastoid Foramen - Narrower
Concept UI M000647271
Preferred term Stylomastoid Foramen



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