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Descriptor English: Cloaca
Descriptor Spanish: Cloaca
Descriptor Portuguese: Cloaca
Descriptor French: Cloaque
Entry term(s): Cloacas
Tree number(s): A13.223
A16.178
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002988
Scope note: A dilated cavity extended caudally from the hindgut. In adult birds, reptiles, amphibians, and many fishes but few mammals, cloaca is a common chamber into which the digestive, urinary and reproductive tracts discharge their contents. In most mammals, cloaca gives rise to LARGE INTESTINE; URINARY BLADDER; and GENITALIA.
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
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Rectum (1966-1967)
Public MeSH Note: 68
History Note: 68
DeCS ID: 3012
Unique ID: D002988
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1968/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2007/07/09
Cloaca - Preferred
Concept UI M0004574
Scope note A dilated cavity extended caudally from the hindgut. In adult birds, reptiles, amphibians, and many fishes but few mammals, cloaca is a common chamber into which the digestive, urinary and reproductive tracts discharge their contents. In most mammals, cloaca gives rise to LARGE INTESTINE; URINARY BLADDER; and GENITALIA.
Preferred term Cloaca
Entry term(s) Cloacas



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