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Descriptor English: Wolffian Ducts
Descriptor Spanish: Conductos Mesonéfricos
Descriptor Portuguese: Ductos Mesonéfricos
Descriptor French: Canaux de Wolff
Entry term(s): Duct, Mesonephric
Duct, Wolffian
Ducts, Gartner
Ducts, Gartner's
Ducts, Mesonephric
Ducts, Wolffian
Gartner Ducts
Gartner's Ducts
Gartners Ducts
Mesonephric Duct
Mesonephric Ducts
Wolffian Duct
Tree number(s): A16.935
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014928
Scope note: A pair of excretory ducts of the middle kidneys (MESONEPHROI) of an embryo, also called mesonephric ducts. In higher vertebrates, Wolffian ducts persist in the male forming VAS DEFERENS, but atrophy into vestigial structures in the female.
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
Public MeSH Note: 2008; see WOLFFIAN DUCT 1963-2007
History Note: 2008 (1963)
DeCS ID: 15328
Unique ID: D014928
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Date Established: 2008/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2007/07/09
Wolffian Ducts - Preferred
Concept UI M0022991
Scope note A pair of excretory ducts of the middle kidneys (MESONEPHROI) of an embryo, also called mesonephric ducts. In higher vertebrates, Wolffian ducts persist in the male forming VAS DEFERENS, but atrophy into vestigial structures in the female.
Preferred term Wolffian Ducts
Entry term(s) Duct, Mesonephric
Duct, Wolffian
Ducts, Mesonephric
Ducts, Wolffian
Mesonephric Duct
Mesonephric Ducts
Wolffian Duct
Gartner Ducts - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0022992
Scope note Remains of atrophied Wolffian ducts in the female, seen as rudimentary tubules in the BROAD LIGAMENT.
Preferred term Gartner Ducts
Entry term(s) Ducts, Gartner
Ducts, Gartner's
Gartner's Ducts
Gartners Ducts



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