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Descriptor English: Vibrissae
Descriptor Spanish: Vibrisas
Descriptor Portuguese: Vibrissas
Descriptor French: Vibrisses
Entry term(s): Whisker
Whiskers
Tree number(s): A13.950
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014738
Scope note: Stiff hairs projecting from the face around the nose of most mammals, acting as touch receptors.
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
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
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Afferent Pathways (1976-1984)
Hair (1966-1984)
Mechanoreceptors (1971-1984)
Public MeSH Note: 85
History Note: 85
DeCS ID: 24364
Unique ID: D014738
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1985/01/01
Date of Entry: 1984/04/06
Revision Date: 2018/06/29
Vibrissae - Preferred
Concept UI M0022657
Scope note Stiff hairs projecting from the face around the nose of most mammals, acting as touch receptors.
Preferred term Vibrissae
Entry term(s) Whisker
Whiskers



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