Descriptor English: Femur
Descriptor Spanish: Fémur
Descriptor fémur
Entry term(s) trocánter
trocánter mayor
trocánter menor
Scope note: El mayor y más largo de los huesos del esqueleto, situado entre la cadera y la rodilla.
Descriptor Portuguese: Fêmur
Descriptor French: Fémur
Entry term(s): Femurs
Greater Trochanter
Greater Trochanters
Lesser Trochanter
Lesser Trochanters
Trochanter, Greater
Trochanter, Lesser
Trochanters, Greater
Trochanters, Lesser
Tree number(s): A02.835.232.043.150
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: The longest and largest bone of the skeleton, it is situated between the hip and the knee.
Annotation: fractures: FEMORAL FRACTURES & FEMORAL NECK FRACTURES are available but see note under HIP FRACTURES; do not index under FEMUR when THIGH is meant: see note there
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: 5373
Unique ID: D005269
NLM Classification: WE 865
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/06/29
Femur - Preferred
Concept UI M0008317
Scope note The longest and largest bone of the skeleton, it is situated between the hip and the knee.
Preferred term Femur
Entry term(s) Femurs
Trochanter - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0008318
Preferred term Trochanter
Entry term(s) Trochanters
Greater Trochanter - Narrower
Concept UI M000616347
Preferred term Greater Trochanter
Entry term(s) Greater Trochanters
Trochanter, Greater
Trochanters, Greater
Lesser Trochanter - Narrower
Concept UI M000616348
Preferred term Lesser Trochanter
Entry term(s) Lesser Trochanters
Trochanter, Lesser
Trochanters, Lesser

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