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Descriptor English: Breast
Descriptor Spanish: Mama
Descriptor Portuguese: Mama
Descriptor French: Région mammaire
Entry term(s): Breasts
Tree number(s): A01.236
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001940
Scope note: In humans, one of the paired regions in the anterior portion of the THORAX. The breasts consist of the MAMMARY GLANDS, the SKIN, the MUSCLES, the ADIPOSE TISSUE, and the CONNECTIVE TISSUES.
Annotation: human only; animal is MAMMARY GLANDS, ANIMAL; /surg: consider also MASTECTOMY & MAMMAPLASTY; inflammation = MASTITIS; tuberc of breast = MASTITIS (IM) + TUBERCULOSIS (IM), not TUBERCULOSIS, ENDOCRINE; self-examination = BREAST SELF-EXAMINATION
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
Consider Also: consider also terms at MAMMA- and MAST-
Related: Lactation MeSH
Mammaplasty MeSH
Mammary Glands, Animal MeSH
Mammography MeSH
Mastectomy MeSH
DeCS ID: 1965
Unique ID: D001940
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/08/09
Breast - Preferred
Concept UI M0002904
Scope note In humans, one of the paired regions in the anterior portion of the THORAX. The breasts consist of the MAMMARY GLANDS, the SKIN, the MUSCLES, the ADIPOSE TISSUE, and the CONNECTIVE TISSUES.
Preferred term Breast
Entry term(s) Breasts



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