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Descriptor English: Semicircular Canals
Descriptor Spanish: Canales Semicirculares
Descriptor Portuguese: Canais Semicirculares
Descriptor French: Canaux semicirculaires osseux
Entry term(s): Canal, Semicircular
Canals, Semicircular
Semicircular Canal
Tree number(s): A09.246.300.663
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012665
Scope note: Three long canals (anterior, posterior, and lateral) of the bony labyrinth. They are set at right angles to each other and are situated posterosuperior to the vestibule of the bony labyrinth (VESTIBULAR LABYRINTH). The semicircular canals have five openings into the vestibule with one shared by the anterior and the posterior canals. Within the canals are the SEMICIRCULAR DUCTS.
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: 27829
Unique ID: D012665
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/07/02
Semicircular Canals - Preferred
Concept UI M0019635
Scope note Three long canals (anterior, posterior, and lateral) of the bony labyrinth. They are set at right angles to each other and are situated posterosuperior to the vestibule of the bony labyrinth (VESTIBULAR LABYRINTH). The semicircular canals have five openings into the vestibule with one shared by the anterior and the posterior canals. Within the canals are the SEMICIRCULAR DUCTS.
Preferred term Semicircular Canals
Entry term(s) Canal, Semicircular
Canals, Semicircular
Semicircular Canal



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