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Descriptor in English: Head
Descriptor in Spanish: Cabeza
Descriptor in Portuguese: Cabeça
Descriptor in French: Tête
Entry term(s): Heads
Tree number(s): A01.456
Scope note: The upper part of the human body, or the front or upper part of the body of an animal, typically separated from the rest of the body by a neck, and containing the brain, mouth, and sense organs.
Annotation: usually NIM as site; soft parts = FACE, bony parts = SKULL; /anat: consider also CEPHALOMETRY; /inj = CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA but consider also SKULL & FACIAL BONES & specifics under each with /inj; HEAD-DOWN TILT is available for physiological aspects of this position
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
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
See also the descriptors: Facial Bones MeSH
Skull MeSH
DeCS UI: 6408
Descriptor UI: D006257
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/06/16
Head - Preferred
Concept UI M0009817
Scope note The upper part of the human body, or the front or upper part of the body of an animal, typically separated from the rest of the body by a neck, and containing the brain, mouth, and sense organs.
Preferred term Head
Entry term(s) Heads



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