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Descriptor English: Animal Scales
Descriptor Spanish: Escamas de Animales
Descriptor Portuguese: Escamas de Animais
Descriptor French: Écailles d'animaux
Entry term(s): Animal Scale
Cuticular Scale
Cuticular Scales
Dermal Scale
Dermal Scales
Epidermal Scale
Epidermal Scales
Scale, Animal
Scale, Cuticular
Scale, Dermal
Scale, Epidermal
Scales, Animal
Scales, Cuticular
Scales, Dermal
Scales, Epidermal
Tree number(s): A13.079
A17.100
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000075342
Scope note: Tough, horny, brittle, smooth, striated or plate-like extensions of the stratum corneum or outer layer of the skin. It serves as a protective layer in fishes, reptiles, birds, and mammals.
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
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Skin (1963-2017)
Public MeSH Note: 2018
History Note: 2018
DeCS ID: 56883
Unique ID: D000075342
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2018/01/01
Date of Entry: 2017/07/12
Revision Date: 2018/06/29
Animal Scales - Preferred
Concept UI M000630221
Scope note Tough, horny, brittle, smooth, striated or plate-like extensions of the stratum corneum or outer layer of the skin. It serves as a protective layer in fishes, reptiles, birds, and mammals.
Preferred term Animal Scales
Entry term(s) Animal Scale
Cuticular Scale
Cuticular Scales
Dermal Scale
Dermal Scales
Epidermal Scale
Epidermal Scales
Scale, Animal
Scale, Cuticular
Scale, Dermal
Scale, Epidermal
Scales, Animal
Scales, Cuticular
Scales, Dermal
Scales, Epidermal



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