Descriptor in English: Tooth
Descriptor in Spanish: Diente
Descriptor in Portuguese: Dente
Descriptor in French: Dent
Entry term(s): Teeth
Tree number(s): A14.549.167.860
Scope note: One of a set of bone-like structures in the mouth used for biting and chewing.
Annotation: /embryol: consider also TOOTH GERM & ODONTOGENESIS; /ph permitted but consider DENTAL PHYSIOLOGICAL PHENOMENA for function of dentition as a whole; tooth size & dimension = TOOTH /anat (IM) + ODONTOMETRY (NIM); permanent tooth = TOOTH, deciduous tooth = TOOTH, DECIDUOUS; tooth pain = TOOTHACHE; tooth sensitivity = DENTIN SENSITIVITY
Allowable Qualifiers: 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
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
History Note: 65; was TEETH 1963-64; /transplantation was TOOTH TRANSPLANTATION 1965
See also the descriptors: Dentition MeSH
Mastication MeSH
Odontogenesis MeSH
Paleodontology MeSH
DeCS UI: 14460
Descriptor UI: D014070
Date Established: 1965/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2010/06/25
Tooth - Preferred
Concept UI M0021667
Scope note One of a set of bone-like structures in the mouth used for biting and chewing.
Preferred term Tooth
Entry term(s) Teeth

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