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Descriptor in English: Epidermis
Descriptor in Spanish: Epidermis
Descriptor in Portuguese: Epiderme
Descriptor in French: Épiderme
Tree number(s): A10.272.497
A17.815.250
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
History Note: 78
DeCS UI: 4898
Descriptor UI: D004817
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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