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Descriptor in English: Fetal Heart
Descriptor in Spanish: Corazón Fetal
Descriptor in Portuguese: Coração Fetal
Descriptor in French: Coeur foetal
Entry term(s): Fetal Hearts
Heart, Fetal
Hearts, Fetal
Tree number(s): A07.541.278
A16.378.303
Scope note: The heart of the fetus of any viviparous animal. It refers to the heart in the postembryonic period and is differentiated from the embryonic heart (HEART/embryology) only on the basis of time.
Annotation: mammals only; use all pertinent qualif (except /blood supply) & do not coord with MYOCARDIUM for HEART; MYOCARDIUM restrictions; not for chick embryo heart ( = CHICK EMBRYO + HEART /embryol)
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
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 UI: 5429
Descriptor UI: D005318
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2005/07/15
Fetal Heart - Preferred
Concept UI M0008401
Scope note The heart of the fetus of any viviparous animal. It refers to the heart in the postembryonic period and is differentiated from the embryonic heart (HEART/embryology) only on the basis of time.
Preferred term Fetal Heart
Entry term(s) Fetal Hearts
Heart, Fetal
Hearts, Fetal



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