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Descriptor English: Gills
Descriptor Spanish: Branquias
Descriptor Portuguese: Brânquias
Descriptor French: Branchies
Entry term(s): Gill
Tree number(s): A13.421
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005880
Scope note: Paired respiratory organs of fishes and some amphibians that are analogous to lungs. They are richly supplied with blood vessels by which oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged directly with the environment.
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: Branchial Region (1966-1967)
Fishes (1966-1967)
Public MeSH Note: 68
History Note: 68
DeCS ID: 6019
Unique ID: D005880
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Date Established: 1968/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/06/29
Gills - Preferred
Concept UI M0009231
Scope note Paired respiratory organs of fishes and some amphibians that are analogous to lungs. They are richly supplied with blood vessels by which oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged directly with the environment.
Preferred term Gills
Entry term(s) Gill



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