Descriptor English: Chin
Descriptor Spanish: Mentón
Descriptor Portuguese: Queixo
Descriptor French: Menton
Entry term(s): Mentum
Tree number(s): A01.456.505.259
RDF Unique Identifier:
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 malformations
AH anatomie et histologie
BS vascularisation
DG imagerie diagnostique
EM embryologie
GD croissance et développement
IN traumatismes
IR innervation
MI microbiologie
PA anatomopathologie
PH physiologie
PP physiopathologie
PS parasitologie
RE effets des radiations
SU chirurgie
VI virologie
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
Menton - Preferred
Concept UI M0004089
Preferred term Menton
Entry term(s) Mentum

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