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Descriptor English: Gingival Crevicular Fluid
Descriptor Spanish: Líquido del Surco Gingival
Descriptor Portuguese: Líquido do Sulco Gengival
Descriptor French: Exsudat gingival
Entry term(s): Crevicular Fluid, Gingival
Crevicular Fluids, Gingival
Exudate, Gingival
Exudates, Gingival
Fluid, Gingival Crevicular
Fluids, Gingival Crevicular
Gingival Crevicular Fluids
Gingival Exudate
Gingival Exudates
Tree number(s): A12.383.500
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005883
Scope note: A fluid occurring in minute amounts in the gingival crevice, believed by some authorities to be an inflammatory exudate and by others to cleanse material from the crevice, containing sticky plasma proteins which improve adhesions of the epithelial attachment, have antimicrobial properties, and exert antibody activity. (From Jablonski, Illustrated Dictionary of Dentistry, 1982)
Annotation: note X ref; crevicular refers to the gingival crevice
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EN enzymology
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Gingiva (1966-1972)
Public MeSH Note: 91; was GINGIVAL EXUDATE see under GINGIVITIS 1975-90; was in Cat A & C 1972-83, was in Cat C 1984-95
Online Note: use GINGIVAL CREVICULAR FLUID to search GINGIVAL EXUDATE 1972-90 (as Prov 1972-74)
History Note: 91(72); was GINGIVAL EXUDATE see under GINGIVITIS 1972-90 (Prov 1972-74); was in Cat A & C 1972-83, was in Cat C 1984-95
DeCS ID: 29246
Unique ID: D005883
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Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1995/06/08
Gingival Crevicular Fluid - Preferred
Concept UI M0009236
Scope note A fluid occurring in minute amounts in the gingival crevice, believed by some authorities to be an inflammatory exudate and by others to cleanse material from the crevice, containing sticky plasma proteins which improve adhesions of the epithelial attachment, have antimicrobial properties, and exert antibody activity. (From Jablonski, Illustrated Dictionary of Dentistry, 1982)
Preferred term Gingival Crevicular Fluid
Entry term(s) Crevicular Fluid, Gingival
Crevicular Fluids, Gingival
Exudate, Gingival
Exudates, Gingival
Fluid, Gingival Crevicular
Fluids, Gingival Crevicular
Gingival Crevicular Fluids
Gingival Exudate
Gingival Exudates



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