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Descriptor in English: Meniscus
Descriptor in Spanish: Menisco
Descriptor in Portuguese: Menisco
Descriptor in French: Ménisque
Entry term(s): Menisci
Tree number(s): A02.165.308.538
A10.165.382.350.163
Scope note: Crescent-shaped cartilaginous tissue interposed between two articulating bones.
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
History Note: 2017
DeCS UI: 56249
Descriptor UI: D000072600
Date Established: 2017/01/01
Date of Entry: 2016/07/05
Revision Date: 2017/06/01
Meniscus - Preferred
Concept UI M000616234
Scope note Crescent-shaped cartilaginous tissue interposed between two articulating bones.
Preferred term Meniscus
Entry term(s) Menisci



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