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Descriptor English: Brain
Descriptor Spanish: Encéfalo
Descriptor Portuguese: Encéfalo
Descriptor French: Encéphale
Entry term(s): Encephalon
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 abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Entry Combination: injuries:Brain Injuries
transplantation:Brain Tissue Transplantation
chemistry:Brain Chemistry
Public MeSH Note: /enzymology was BRAIN ENZYMOLOGY 1964-65; /physiology was BRAIN PHYSIOLOGY 1965; BRAIN ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY was heading 1964-65
History Note: /enzymology was BRAIN ENZYMOLOGY 1964-65; /physiology was BRAIN PHYSIOLOGY 1965; BRAIN ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY was heading 1964-65
Consider Also: consider also terms at CEREBR- and ENCEPHAL-
Related: Cerebral Decortication MeSH
Psychosurgery 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
Brain - Preferred
Concept UI M0002865
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.
Preferred term Brain
Entry term(s) Encephalon



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