Search
Descriptor English: Fetus
Descriptor Spanish: Feto
Descriptor Portuguese: Feto
Descriptor French: Foetus
Entry term(s): Fetal Structure
Fetal Structures
Fetal Tissue
Fetal Tissues
Fetus, Mummified
Fetus, Retained
Fetuses
Mummified Fetus
Retained Fetus
Structure, Fetal
Structures, Fetal
Tissue, Fetal
Tissues, Fetal
Tree number(s): A16.378
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005333
Scope note: The unborn young of a viviparous mammal, in the postembryonic period, after the major structures have been outlined. In humans, the unborn young from the end of the eighth week after CONCEPTION until BIRTH, as distinguished from the earlier EMBRYO, MAMMALIAN.
Annotation: mammalian only; human: 3d month to term; fetus in fetu: index under FETUS /abnorm; FETUS and PREGNANCY: Manual 18.4.3, 21.55; specialty for fetus & newborn infant = PERINATOLOGY; lithopedion: coordinate FETUS (IM) + CALCINOSIS (IM); intrauterine surgery goes under FETUS /surg; fetal organs & tissues in tissue & cell cultures: coordinate FETUS + organ or tissue without qualifiers + culture term, all probably NIM
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
IM immunology
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Entry Combination: growth & development:Fetal Development
injuries:Prenatal Injuries
transplantation:Fetal Tissue Transplantation
Public MeSH Note: 1972
History Note: 1972 (1963)
Related: Fetal Research MeSH
Fetoscopy MeSH
Gestational Age MeSH
Maternal-Fetal Exchange MeSH
DeCS ID: 5443
Unique ID: D005333
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1978/06/19
Revision Date: 2016/08/09
Fetus - Preferred
Concept UI M0008419
Scope note The unborn young of a viviparous mammal, in the postembryonic period, after the major structures have been outlined. In humans, the unborn young from the end of the eighth week after CONCEPTION until BIRTH, as distinguished from the earlier EMBRYO, MAMMALIAN.
Preferred term Fetus
Entry term(s) Fetuses
Fetal Structures - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0529599
Scope note The anatomical parts that make up a viviparous mammalian organism in the postembryonic period of development.
Preferred term Fetal Structures
Entry term(s) Fetal Structure
Structure, Fetal
Structures, Fetal
Mummified Fetus - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0464580
Preferred term Mummified Fetus
Entry term(s) Fetus, Mummified
Retained Fetus - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0495795
Scope note A fetus that is not delivered at the initial PARTURITION of a MULTIPLE PREGNANCY, usually of twins in humans. The retained fetus can progress to term and result in LIVE BIRTH.
Preferred term Retained Fetus
Entry term(s) Fetus, Retained
Fetal Tissue - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0008420
Preferred term Fetal Tissue
Entry term(s) Fetal Tissues
Tissue, Fetal
Tissues, Fetal



We want your feedback on the new DeCS / MeSH website

We invite you to complete a survey that will take no more than 3 minutes.


Go to survey