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Descriptor English: Duodenum
Descriptor Spanish: Duodeno
Descriptor duodeno
Scope note: Porción más corta, ancha y fija del intestino delgado, que sigue un trayecto casi circular a partir de la válvula pilórica del estómago, de forma que su terminación se encuentra próxima a su punto de partida. Mide aproximadamente 25 cm de largo, y se divide en porción superior, descendente, horizontal y ascendente. (Diccionario Mosby. 5a ed. Madrid: Harcourt España, 2000, p.403).
Descriptor Portuguese: Duodeno
Descriptor French: Duodénum
Entry term(s): Duodenums
Tree number(s): A03.556.124.684.124
A03.556.875.249
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004386
Scope note: The shortest and widest portion of the SMALL INTESTINE adjacent to the PYLORUS of the STOMACH. It is named for having the length equal to about the width of 12 fingers.
Annotation: inflammation = DUODENITIS; fistula = DUODENAL DISEASES + INTESTINAL FISTULA; duodenal atresia = DUODENAL OBSTRUCTION /congen + INTESTINAL ATRESIA; duodenal juice = DUODENUM + INTESTINAL SECRETIONS
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: DUODENAL INTUBATION was heading 1963-65
History Note: DUODENAL INTUBATION was heading 1963-65
Related: Duodenoscopy MeSH
Duodenostomy MeSH
DeCS ID: 4446
Unique ID: D004386
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Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2003/07/09
Duodenum - Preferred
Concept UI M0006890
Scope note The shortest and widest portion of the SMALL INTESTINE adjacent to the PYLORUS of the STOMACH. It is named for having the length equal to about the width of 12 fingers.
Preferred term Duodenum
Entry term(s) Duodenums



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