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Descriptor English: Ultimobranchial Body
Descriptor Spanish: Cuerpo Ultimobranquial
Descriptor Portuguese: Corpo Ultimobranquial
Descriptor French: Corps ultimobranchial
Entry term(s): Bodies, Ultimobranchial
Body, Ultimobranchial
Ultimobranchial Bodies
Tree number(s): A13.939
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014460
Scope note: A diverticulum from the fourth pharyngeal pouch of an embryo, regarded by some as a rudimentary fifth pharyngeal pouch and by others as a lateral thyroid primordium. The ultimobranchial bodies of lower vertebrates contain large amounts of calcitonin. In mammals the bodies fuse with the thyroid gland and are thought to develop into the parafollicular cells. (Stedman, 25th ed)
Annotation: embryonic structure in animals; /embryol permitted but consider other qualif
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
Previous Indexing: Calcitonin (1966-1972)
Thyroid Gland (1966-1972)
Public MeSH Note: 73
History Note: 73
Related: Calcitonin MeSH
DeCS ID: 14859
Unique ID: D014460
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Date Established: 1973/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1995/03/13
Ultimobranchial Body - Preferred
Concept UI M0022230
Scope note A diverticulum from the fourth pharyngeal pouch of an embryo, regarded by some as a rudimentary fifth pharyngeal pouch and by others as a lateral thyroid primordium. The ultimobranchial bodies of lower vertebrates contain large amounts of calcitonin. In mammals the bodies fuse with the thyroid gland and are thought to develop into the parafollicular cells. (Stedman, 25th ed)
Preferred term Ultimobranchial Body
Entry term(s) Bodies, Ultimobranchial
Body, Ultimobranchial
Ultimobranchial Bodies



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