Descriptor English: Iris
Descriptor Spanish: Iris
Descriptor Portuguese: Iris
Descriptor French: Iris
Tree number(s): A09.371.060.450
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: The most anterior portion of the uveal layer, separating the anterior chamber from the posterior. It consists of two layers - the stroma and the pigmented epithelium. Color of the iris depends on the amount of melanin in the stroma on reflection from the pigmented epithelium.
Annotation: inflammation = IRITIS but note IRIDOCYCLITIS is also available; color = EYE COLOR; /blood supply consider also CILIARY ARTERIES; pigmented epithelium of iris: coord IRIS with PIGMENT EPITHELIUM OF EYE
Allowable Qualifiers: AB malformations
AH anatomie et histologie
BS vascularisation
CH composition chimique
CY cytologie
DE effets des médicaments et des substances chimiques
DG imagerie diagnostique
EM embryologie
EN enzymologie
GD croissance et développement
IM immunologie
IN traumatismes
IR innervation
ME métabolisme
MI microbiologie
PA anatomopathologie
PH physiologie
PP physiopathologie
PS parasitologie
RE effets des radiations
SU chirurgie
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virologie
DeCS ID: 28111
Unique ID: D007498
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2007/07/09
Iris - Preferred
Concept UI M0011715
Preferred term Iris

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