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Descriptor in English: Hand
Descriptor in Spanish: Mano
Descriptor in Portuguese: Mãos
Descriptor in French: Main
Entry term(s): Hands
Tree number(s): A01.378.800.667
Scope note: The distal part of the arm beyond the wrist in humans and primates, that includes the palm, fingers, and thumb.
Annotation: use for primates only; use FOOT (IM) + FORELIMB (NIM) for non-primate vertebrates; skin diseases of the hand = HAND DERMATOSES: see note there
Allowable Qualifiers: AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
GD growth & development
IR innervation
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
VI virology
Online Note: use HAND /AB & HAND DEFORMITIES, ACQUIRED to search HAND DEFORMITY 1966-70; in searching non-acquired hand abnormalities consider HAND DEFORMITIES, ACQUIRED 1966-72
History Note: HAND DEFORMITIES was heading 1966-70
DeCS UI: 6378
Descriptor UI: D006225
Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/06/16
Hand - Preferred
Concept UI M0009778
Scope note The distal part of the arm beyond the wrist in humans and primates, that includes the palm, fingers, and thumb.
Preferred term Hand
Entry term(s) Hands



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