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Descriptor in English: Nasopharynx
Descriptor in Spanish: Nasofaringe
Descriptor in Portuguese: Nasofaringe
Descriptor in French: Partie nasale du pharynx
Entry term(s): Choanae
Nasopharynges
Nasopharynxes
Rhinopharynges
Rhinopharynx
Rhinopharynxes
Tree number(s): A04.623.557
A14.724.557
Scope note: The top portion of the pharynx situated posterior to the nose and superior to the SOFT PALATE. The nasopharynx is the posterior extension of the nasal cavities and has a respiratory function.
Annotation: inflammation = NASOPHARYNGITIS
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
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
DeCS UI: 28184
Descriptor UI: D009305
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Nasopharynx - Preferred
Concept UI M0014495
Scope note The top portion of the pharynx situated posterior to the nose and superior to the SOFT PALATE. The nasopharynx is the posterior extension of the nasal cavities and has a respiratory function.
Preferred term Nasopharynx
Entry term(s) Nasopharynges
Nasopharynxes
Rhinopharynges
Rhinopharynx
Rhinopharynxes
Choanae - Narrower
Concept UI M0514730
Scope note Two openings between the nose and the nasopharynx.
Preferred term Choanae



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