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Descriptor English: Cervical Vertebrae
Descriptor Spanish: Vértebras Cervicales
Descriptor Portuguese: Vértebras Cervicais
Descriptor French: Vertèbres cervicales
Entry term(s): Cervical Spine
Cervical Spines
Spine, Cervical
Vertebrae, Cervical
Tree number(s): A02.835.232.834.151
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002574
Scope note: The first seven VERTEBRAE of the SPINAL COLUMN, which correspond to the VERTEBRAE of the NECK.
Annotation: IM when discussed as bones or as a coordinate with specific spinal disease (IM); NIM when locational; inflammation = CERVICAL VERTEBRAE (IM) + SPONDYLITIS (IM)
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
DeCS ID: 2614
Unique ID: D002574
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/01/16
Cervical Vertebrae - Preferred
Concept UI M0003931
Scope note The first seven VERTEBRAE of the SPINAL COLUMN, which correspond to the VERTEBRAE of the NECK.
Preferred term Cervical Vertebrae
Entry term(s) Cervical Spine
Cervical Spines
Spine, Cervical
Vertebrae, Cervical



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