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Descriptor English: Conjunctiva
Descriptor Spanish: Conjuntiva
Descriptor Portuguese: Túnica Conjuntiva
Descriptor French: Conjonctive
Entry term(s): Bulbar Conjunctiva
Conjunctiva, Bulbar
Conjunctiva, Palpebral
Conjunctivas
Palpebral Conjunctiva
Plica Semilunaris of Conjunctiva
Plicae Semilunares of Conjunctiva
Tunica Conjunctiva
Tree number(s): A09.371.060.200
A09.371.337.168
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003228
Scope note: The mucous membrane that covers the posterior surface of the eyelids and the anterior pericorneal surface of the eyeball.
Annotation: inflammation = CONJUNCTIVITIS or specifics; do not confuse with "conjunctive tissue" in translated texts: this is CONNECTIVE TISSUE, not CONJUNCTIVA; ‌/‌blood ‌supply consider also CILIARY ARTERIES
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
DeCS ID: 3252
Unique ID: D003228
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2019/04/18
Conjunctiva - Preferred
Concept UI M0005012
Scope note The mucous membrane that covers the posterior surface of the eyelids and the anterior pericorneal surface of the eyeball.
Preferred term Conjunctiva
Entry term(s) Conjunctivas
Tunica Conjunctiva
Palpebral Conjunctiva - Narrower
Concept UI M0504251
Scope note Conjunctiva covering the posterior surface of the eyelid.
Preferred term Palpebral Conjunctiva
Entry term(s) Conjunctiva, Palpebral
Bulbar Conjunctiva - Narrower
Concept UI M0504252
Scope note Conjunctiva covering the anterior pericorneal surface of the eyeball.
Preferred term Bulbar Conjunctiva
Entry term(s) Conjunctiva, Bulbar
Plica Semilunaris of Conjunctiva - Narrower
Concept UI M000646698
Preferred term Plica Semilunaris of Conjunctiva
Entry term(s) Plicae Semilunares of Conjunctiva



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