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Descriptor English: Chin
Descriptor Spanish: Mentón
Descriptor Portuguese: Queixo
Descriptor French: Menton
Entry term(s): Mental Region
Mentum
Tree number(s): A01.456.505.259
A02.835.232.781.324.502.632.130
A14.521.632.300
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002680
Scope note: The anatomical frontal portion of the mandible, also known as the mentum, that contains the line of fusion of the two separate halves of the mandible (symphysis menti). This line of fusion divides inferiorly to enclose a triangular area called the mental protuberance. On each side, inferior to the second premolar tooth, is the mental foramen for the passage of blood vessels and a nerve.
Annotation: bone or site; usually NIM as site: submental (beneath the chin) refers to skin, fat & other tissue below the chin as in "submental lipectomy for double chin"; /growth: consider also MAXILLOFACIAL DEVELOPMENT
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 ID: 29338
Unique ID: D002680
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2019/04/29
Chin - Preferred
Concept UI M0004089
Scope note The anatomical frontal portion of the mandible, also known as the mentum, that contains the line of fusion of the two separate halves of the mandible (symphysis menti). This line of fusion divides inferiorly to enclose a triangular area called the mental protuberance. On each side, inferior to the second premolar tooth, is the mental foramen for the passage of blood vessels and a nerve.
Preferred term Chin
Entry term(s) Mental Region
Mentum



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