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Descriptor English: Brain
Descriptor Spanish: Encéfalo
Descriptor Portuguese: Encéfalo
Descriptor French: Encéphale
Tree number(s): A08.186.211
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001921
Scope note: The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.
Annotation: general; /blood supply: consider also CEREBROVASCULAR CIRCULATION; CEREBRAL ARTERIES; CEREBRAL VEINS; CRANIAL SINUSES; /cytol: do not routinely convert to NEURONS; /surg: consider specific neurosurgical procedures in Category E4; inflammation = ENCEPHALITIS & its specifics; infarct = CEREBRAL INFARCTION; malacia = ENCEPHALOMALACIA; brain-isolated, encéphale isolé, cerveau isolé: index DECEREBRATE STATE
Allowable Qualifiers: AB malformations
AH anatomie et histologie
BS vascularisation
CY cytologie
DE effets des médicaments et des substances chimiques
DG imagerie diagnostique
EM embryologie
EN enzymologie
GD croissance et développement
IM immunologie
ME métabolisme
MI microbiologie
PA anatomopathologie
PH physiologie
PP physiopathologie
PS parasitologie
RE effets des radiations
SU chirurgie
UL ultrastructure
VI virologie
Entry Combination: injuries:Brain Injuries
transplantation:Brain Tissue Transplantation
chemistry:Brain Chemistry
Related: Décortication cérébrale (technique) MeSH
Psychochirurgie MeSH
DeCS ID: 1947
Unique ID: D001921
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/02/28
Encéphale - Preferred
Concept UI M0002865
Preferred term Encéphale



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