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Descriptor English: Epiphyses
Descriptor Spanish: Epífisis
Descriptor Portuguese: Epífises
Descriptor French: Épiphyses (os)
Entry term(s): Epiphysis
Tree number(s): A02.835.232.251
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004838
Scope note: The head of a long bone that is separated from the shaft by the epiphyseal plate until bone growth stops. At that time, the plate disappears and the head and shaft are united.
Annotation: IM GEN or unspecified; NIM with specific long bone IM; DIAPHYSES (shaft of long bones) is also available
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: 4918
Unique ID: D004838
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/06/29
Epiphyses - Preferred
Concept UI M0007592
Scope note The head of a long bone that is separated from the shaft by the epiphyseal plate until bone growth stops. At that time, the plate disappears and the head and shaft are united.
Preferred term Epiphyses
Entry term(s) Epiphysis



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