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Descriptor in English: Vibrissae
Descriptor in Spanish: Vibrisas
Descriptor in Portuguese: Vibrissas
Descriptor in French: Vibrisses
Entry term(s): Whisker
Whiskers
Tree number(s): A13.950
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
History Note: 85
DeCS UI: 24364
Descriptor UI: D014738
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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