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Descriptor English: Gonads
Descriptor Spanish: Gónadas
Descriptor Portuguese: Gônadas
Descriptor French: Gonades
Entry term(s): Gonad
Tree number(s): A05.360.576
A06.300.312
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006066
Scope note: The gamete-producing glands, OVARY or TESTIS.
Annotation: general: prefer OVARY or TESTIS; disorders = GONADAL DISORDERS or specifics; /abnormalities: agenesis & dysgenesis: index under GONADAL DYSGENESIS; excision: see note under CASTRATION
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
Related: Castration MeSH
DeCS ID: 6213
Unique ID: D006066
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/06/30
Gonads - Preferred
Concept UI M0009550
Scope note The gamete-producing glands, OVARY or TESTIS.
Preferred term Gonads
Entry term(s) Gonad



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