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Descriptor English: Dental Enamel
Descriptor Spanish: Esmalte Dental
Descriptor Portuguese: Esmalte Dentário
Descriptor French: Émail dentaire
Entry term(s): Cuticle, Enamel
Cuticles, Enamel
Dental Enamels
Enamel
Enamel Cuticle
Enamel Cuticles
Enamel, Dental
Enamels
Enamels, Dental
Tree number(s): A14.549.167.900.255
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003743
Scope note: A hard thin translucent layer of calcified substance which envelops and protects the dentin of the crown of the tooth. It is the hardest substance in the body and is almost entirely composed of calcium salts. Under the microscope, it is composed of thin rods (enamel prisms) held together by cementing substance, and surrounded by an enamel sheath. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p286)
Annotation: /embryol: consider also AMELOGENESIS
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
Public MeSH Note: ENAMEL CUTICLE was heading 1965-96; NASMYTH'S MEMBRANE was see ENAMEL CUTICLE 1975-96
Online Note: use DENTAL ENAMEL to search NASMYTH'S MEMBRANE 1975-96
History Note: ENAMEL CUTICLE was heading 1965-96; NASMYTH'S MEMBRANE was see ENAMEL CUTICLE 1975-96
Entry Version: DENT ENAMEL
Related: Ameloblasts MeSH
Amelogenesis MeSH
DeCS ID: 3758
Unique ID: D003743
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Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2003/07/09
Dental Enamel - Preferred
Concept UI M0005873
Scope note A hard thin translucent layer of calcified substance which envelops and protects the dentin of the crown of the tooth. It is the hardest substance in the body and is almost entirely composed of calcium salts. Under the microscope, it is composed of thin rods (enamel prisms) held together by cementing substance, and surrounded by an enamel sheath. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p286)
Preferred term Dental Enamel
Entry term(s) Dental Enamels
Enamel
Enamel, Dental
Enamels
Enamels, Dental
Enamel Cuticle - Narrower
Concept UI M0005874
Preferred term Enamel Cuticle
Entry term(s) Cuticle, Enamel
Cuticles, Enamel
Enamel Cuticles



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