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Descriptor English: Urethra
Descriptor Spanish: Uretra
Descriptor Portuguese: Uretra
Descriptor French: Urètre
Entry term(s): External Urethral Sphincter
External Urethral Sphincters
External Urinary Sphincter
External Urinary Sphincters
Internal Urethral Sphincter
Internal Urethral Sphincters
Internal Urinary Sphincter
Internal Urinary Sphincters
Internal Vesical Sphincter
Internal Vesical Sphincters
Sphincter, External Urethral
Sphincter, External Urinary
Sphincter, Internal Urethral
Sphincter, Internal Urinary
Sphincter, Internal Vesical
Sphincter, Urethral
Urethral Sphincter
Urethral Sphincter, External
Urethral Sphincters
Urethras
Urinary Sphincter, External
Urinary Sphincter, Internal
Vesical Sphincter, Internal
Tree number(s): A05.360.444.492.726
A05.810.876
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014521
Scope note: A tube that transports URINE from the URINARY BLADDER to the outside of the body in both the sexes. It also has a reproductive function in the male by providing a passage for SPERM.
Annotation: do not confuse with URETER, especially in Romance language: see note on URETER; inflammation = URETHRITIS
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
DeCS ID: 14919
Unique ID: D014521
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/06/20
Urethra - Preferred
Concept UI M0022331
Scope note A tube that transports URINE from the URINARY BLADDER to the outside of the body in both the sexes. It also has a reproductive function in the male by providing a passage for SPERM.
Preferred term Urethra
Entry term(s) Urethras
Internal Urinary Sphincter - Narrower
Concept UI M000628264
Preferred term Internal Urinary Sphincter
Entry term(s) Internal Urethral Sphincter
Internal Urethral Sphincters
Internal Urinary Sphincters
Internal Vesical Sphincter
Internal Vesical Sphincters
Sphincter, Internal Urethral
Sphincter, Internal Urinary
Sphincter, Internal Vesical
Urinary Sphincter, Internal
Vesical Sphincter, Internal
Urethral Sphincters - Narrower
Concept UI M0573218
Scope note Muscles that control the release of urine to the urethra. They consist of the internal and external urinary sphincters.
Preferred term Urethral Sphincters
Entry term(s) Sphincter, Urethral
Urethral Sphincter
External Urinary Sphincter - Narrower
Concept UI M000628263
Preferred term External Urinary Sphincter
Entry term(s) External Urethral Sphincter
External Urethral Sphincters
External Urinary Sphincters
Sphincter, External Urethral
Sphincter, External Urinary
Urethral Sphincter, External
Urinary Sphincter, External



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