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Descriptor English: Fallopian Tubes
Descriptor Spanish: Trompas Uterinas
Descriptor Portuguese: Tubas Uterinas
Descriptor French: Trompes utérines
Entry term(s): Fallopian Tube
Mammalian Oviduct
Mammalian Oviducts
Oviduct, Mammalian
Oviducts, Mammalian
Salpinges, Uterine
Salpinx, Uterine
Tube, Fallopian
Tube, Uterine
Tubes, Fallopian
Tubes, Uterine
Uterine Salpinges
Uterine Salpinx
Uterine Tube
Uterine Tubes
Tree number(s): A05.360.319.114.373
A13.706.500
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005187
Scope note: A pair of highly specialized canals extending from the UTERUS to its corresponding OVARY. They provide the means for OVUM transport from the ovaries and they are the site of the ovum's final maturation and FERTILIZATION. The fallopian tube consists of an interstitium, an isthmus, an ampulla, an infundibulum, and fimbriae. Its wall consists of three layers: serous, muscular, and an internal mucosal layer lined with both ciliated and secretory cells.
Annotation: mammalian only; non-mammalian use OVIDUCTS; inflammation = SALPINGITIS; tubal sterilization = STERILIZATION, TUBAL; "fallopian" is not capitalized in titles or translations
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
Related: Hysterosalpingography MeSH
Oviducts MeSH
Salpingostomy MeSH
Sterilization, Tubal MeSH
DeCS ID: 5288
Unique ID: D005187
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/06/09
Fallopian Tubes - Preferred
Concept UI M0008175
Scope note A pair of highly specialized canals extending from the UTERUS to its corresponding OVARY. They provide the means for OVUM transport from the ovaries and they are the site of the ovum's final maturation and FERTILIZATION. The fallopian tube consists of an interstitium, an isthmus, an ampulla, an infundibulum, and fimbriae. Its wall consists of three layers: serous, muscular, and an internal mucosal layer lined with both ciliated and secretory cells.
Preferred term Fallopian Tubes
Entry term(s) Fallopian Tube
Mammalian Oviduct
Mammalian Oviducts
Oviduct, Mammalian
Oviducts, Mammalian
Salpinges, Uterine
Salpinx, Uterine
Tube, Fallopian
Tube, Uterine
Tubes, Fallopian
Tubes, Uterine
Uterine Salpinges
Uterine Salpinx
Uterine Tube
Uterine Tubes



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