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Descriptor English: Epithelium, Corneal
Descriptor Spanish: Epitelio Corneal
Descriptor epitelio corneal
Entry term(s) epitelio anterior
epitelio anterior de la córnea
epitelio corneal anterior
epitelio de la cornea
Scope note: Epitelio escamoso estratificado que cubre la superficie externa de la CÓRNEA. Es liso y contiene muchas terminaciones nerviosas libres.
Descriptor Portuguese: Epitélio Corneano
Descriptor French: Épithélium antérieur de la cornée
Entry term(s): Anterior Corneal Epithelium
Corneal Epithelium
Corneal Epithelium, Anterior
Epithelium, Anterior Corneal
Tree number(s): A09.371.060.217.325
A10.272.510
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019573
Scope note: Stratified squamous epithelium that covers the outer surface of the CORNEA. It is smooth and contains many free nerve endings.
Annotation: do not confuse with ENDOTHELIUM, CORNEAL; do not confuse entry term ANTERIOR CORNEAL EPITHELIUM with ANTERIOR CHAMBER EPITHELIUM see ENDOTHELIUM, CORNEAL
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: Cornea (1966-1997)
Epithelium (1966-1997)
Public MeSH Note: 98
History Note: 98
DeCS ID: 33272
Unique ID: D019573
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1998/01/01
Date of Entry: 1997/06/20
Revision Date: 1999/11/03
Epithelium, Corneal - Preferred
Concept UI M0029063
Scope note Stratified squamous epithelium that covers the outer surface of the CORNEA. It is smooth and contains many free nerve endings.
Preferred term Epithelium, Corneal
Entry term(s) Anterior Corneal Epithelium
Corneal Epithelium
Corneal Epithelium, Anterior
Epithelium, Anterior Corneal



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