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Descriptor in English: Cheek
Descriptor in Spanish: Mejilla
Descriptor in Portuguese: Bochecha
Descriptor in French: Joue
Entry term(s): Bucca
Buccas
Cheeks
Tree number(s): A01.456.505.173
A14.194
Scope note: The part of the face that is below the eye and to the side of the nose and mouth.
Annotation: for that external portion of face or that internal portion of mouth; NIM for hamster cheek pouch; buccal mucosa = MOUTH MUCOSA (IM) + CHEEK (NIM); cheek bone fracture = ZYGOMATIC FRACTURES
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
GD growth & development
IN injuries
IR innervation
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
VI virology
DeCS UI: 2655
Descriptor UI: D002610
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/03/02
Cheek - Preferred
Concept UI M0003998
Scope note The part of the face that is below the eye and to the side of the nose and mouth.
Preferred term Cheek
Entry term(s) Bucca
Buccas
Cheeks



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