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Descriptor in English: Testis
Descriptor in Spanish: Testículo
Descriptor in Portuguese: Testículo
Descriptor in French: Testicule
Entry term(s): Testes
Testicle
Testicles
Tree number(s): A05.360.444.849
A05.360.576.782
A06.300.312.782
Scope note: The male gonad containing two functional parts: the SEMINIFEROUS TUBULES for the production and transport of male germ cells (SPERMATOGENESIS) and the interstitial compartment containing LEYDIG CELLS that produce ANDROGENS.
Annotation: torsion = SPERMATIC CORD TORSION; inflammation = ORCHITIS; /abnorm: agenesis or dysgenesis: coord TESTIS /abnorm (IM) with GONADAL DYSGENESIS (IM); /cytol: consider also LEYDIG CELLS; /surg is probably ORCHIECTOMY; excision = ORCHIECTOMY
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: Orchiectomy MeSH
DeCS UI: 14116
Descriptor UI: D013737
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/06/30
Testis - Preferred
Concept UI M0021193
Scope note The male gonad containing two functional parts: the SEMINIFEROUS TUBULES for the production and transport of male germ cells (SPERMATOGENESIS) and the interstitial compartment containing LEYDIG CELLS that produce ANDROGENS.
Preferred term Testis
Entry term(s) Testes
Testicle
Testicles



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