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Descriptor English: Epidermis
Descriptor Spanish: Epidermis
Descriptor Portuguese: Epiderme
Descriptor French: Épiderme
Tree number(s): A10.272.497
A17.815.250
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004817
Scope note: The external, nonvascular layer of the skin. It is made up, from within outward, of five layers of EPITHELIUM: (1) basal layer (stratum basale epidermidis); (2) spinous layer (stratum spinosum epidermidis); (3) granular layer (stratum granulosum epidermidis); (4) clear layer (stratum lucidum epidermidis); and (5) horny layer (stratum corneum epidermidis).
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
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
Entry Combination: cytology:Epidermal Cells
Previous Indexing: Skin (1966-1977)
Public MeSH Note: 78
History Note: 78
DeCS ID: 4898
Unique ID: D004817
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Date Established: 1978/01/01
Date of Entry: 1977/03/01
Revision Date: 2018/07/02
Epidermis - Preferred
Concept UI M0007554
Scope note The external, nonvascular layer of the skin. It is made up, from within outward, of five layers of EPITHELIUM: (1) basal layer (stratum basale epidermidis); (2) spinous layer (stratum spinosum epidermidis); (3) granular layer (stratum granulosum epidermidis); (4) clear layer (stratum lucidum epidermidis); and (5) horny layer (stratum corneum epidermidis).
Preferred term Epidermis



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