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Descriptor English: Primitive Streak
Descriptor Spanish: Línea Primitiva
Descriptor Portuguese: Linha Primitiva
Descriptor French: Ligne primitive
Entry term(s): Primitive Streaks
Streak, Primitive
Streaks, Primitive
Tree number(s): A16.830
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D054240
Scope note: A linear band of rapidly proliferating cells that begins near the posterior end of an embryo and grows cranially. Primitive streak is formed during GASTRULATION by the convergent migration of primary ectodermal cells (EPIBLAST). The knot at the tip of the streak is called HENSEN NODE.
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
Previous Indexing: Embryo (1961-2007)
Gastrula (1979-2007)
Public MeSH Note: 2008; see GASTRULA 1979-2007
History Note: 2008; use GASTRULA 1979-2007
DeCS ID: 52546
Unique ID: D054240
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2008/01/01
Date of Entry: 2007/07/09
Primitive Streak - Preferred
Concept UI M0009047
Scope note A linear band of rapidly proliferating cells that begins near the posterior end of an embryo and grows cranially. Primitive streak is formed during GASTRULATION by the convergent migration of primary ectodermal cells (EPIBLAST). The knot at the tip of the streak is called HENSEN NODE.
Preferred term Primitive Streak
Entry term(s) Primitive Streaks
Streak, Primitive
Streaks, Primitive



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