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Descriptor English: Colon
Descriptor Spanish: Colon
Descriptor Portuguese: Colo
Descriptor French: Côlon
Entry term(s): Appendices, Omental
Appendix Epiploica
Appendix, Omental
Omental Appendices
Omental Appendix
Taenia Coli
Tree number(s): A03.556.124.526.356
A03.556.249.249.356
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003106
Scope note: The segment of LARGE INTESTINE between the CECUM and the RECTUM. It includes the ASCENDING COLON; the TRANSVERSE COLON; the DESCENDING COLON; and the SIGMOID COLON.
Annotation: entry term TAENIA COLI: do not confuse with Taenia, a genus of tapeworm; inflammation = COLITIS; /surg: do not confuse with specialty COLORECTAL SURGERY and consider also COLECTOMY or COLOSTOMY; note entry terms: coord with specific tissue type if appropriate
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
Related: Colectomy MeSH
Colonoscopy MeSH
Colostomy MeSH
DeCS ID: 3138
Unique ID: D003106
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2003/07/09
Colon - Preferred
Concept UI M0004808
Scope note The segment of LARGE INTESTINE between the CECUM and the RECTUM. It includes the ASCENDING COLON; the TRANSVERSE COLON; the DESCENDING COLON; and the SIGMOID COLON.
Preferred term Colon
Taenia Coli - Narrower
Concept UI M0004810
Scope note The longitudinal bands (taenia) of musculature along the COLON, often used for smooth muscle physiology studies.
Preferred term Taenia Coli
Appendix Epiploica - Narrower
Concept UI M0004809
Scope note The subserosal ADIPOSE TISSUE along the COLON, derived from the OMENTUM.
Preferred term Appendix Epiploica
Entry term(s) Appendices, Omental
Appendix, Omental
Omental Appendices
Omental Appendix



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