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Descriptor English: Epididymis
Descriptor Spanish: Epidídimo
Descriptor Portuguese: Epididimo
Descriptor French: Épididyme
Tree number(s): A05.360.444.371
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004822
Scope note: The convoluted cordlike structure attached to the posterior of the TESTIS. Epididymis consists of the head (caput), the body (corpus), and the tail (cauda). A network of ducts leaving the testis joins into a common epididymal tubule proper which provides the transport, storage, and maturation of SPERMATOZOA.
Annotation: NIM when used in fat-pad tissue studies; diseases: coordinate IM with GENITAL DISEASES, MALE (IM); inflammation = EPIDIDYMITIS
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
DeCS ID: 4902
Unique ID: D004822
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2005/06/30
Epididymis - Preferred
Concept UI M0007559
Scope note The convoluted cordlike structure attached to the posterior of the TESTIS. Epididymis consists of the head (caput), the body (corpus), and the tail (cauda). A network of ducts leaving the testis joins into a common epididymal tubule proper which provides the transport, storage, and maturation of SPERMATOZOA.
Preferred term Epididymis



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