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Descriptor English: Gubernaculum
Descriptor Spanish: Gubernáculo
Descriptor Portuguese: Gubernáculo
Descriptor French: Gubernaculum
Entry term(s): Gubernacula
Tree number(s): A16.551
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000071477
Scope note: An embryonic structure that helps guide proper descent of gonads into their final positions. It attaches the caudal end of the fetal GONADS to the developing SCROTUM in male and the labium majorum in female. It gives rise to the caudal ligaments of the gonad: the scrotal ligament in male and the uterine round and proper ovarian ligaments in female. It includes morphofunctional equivalent structures in non-mammals.
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
Previous Indexing: Testis (1963-2016)
Public MeSH Note: 2017
History Note: 2017
Related: Cryptorchidism MeSH
DeCS ID: 56284
Unique ID: D000071477
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Date Established: 2017/01/01
Date of Entry: 2016/07/08
Revision Date: 2016/05/31
Gubernaculum - Preferred
Concept UI M000614837
Scope note An embryonic structure that helps guide proper descent of gonads into their final positions. It attaches the caudal end of the fetal GONADS to the developing SCROTUM in male and the labium majorum in female. It gives rise to the caudal ligaments of the gonad: the scrotal ligament in male and the uterine round and proper ovarian ligaments in female. It includes morphofunctional equivalent structures in non-mammals.
Preferred term Gubernaculum
Entry term(s) Gubernacula



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