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Descriptor English: Jaw
Descriptor Spanish: Maxilares
Descriptor Portuguese: Arcada Osseodentária
Descriptor French: Mâchoire
Entry term(s): Jaws
Tree number(s): A02.835.232.781.324.502
A14.521
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007568
Scope note: Bony structure of the mouth that holds the teeth. It consists of the MANDIBLE and the MAXILLA.
Annotation: upper jaw = MAXILLA; lower jaw = MANDIBLE; French "maxillaires" usually means jaws not necessarily maxilla
Allowable Qualifiers: AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
IM immunology
IN injuries
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Entry Combination: abnormalities:Jaw Abnormalities
growth & development:Maxillofacial Development
surgery:Orthognathic Surgical Procedures
Public MeSH Note: 1965; was JAWS 1963-1964
History Note: 1965; was JAWS 1963-1964
Consider Also: consider also terms at MANDIB- and MAXILL-
Related: Dental Arch MeSH
Temporomandibular Joint MeSH
DeCS ID: 7738
Unique ID: D007568
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1965/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/07/10
Jaw - Preferred
Concept UI M0011825
Scope note Bony structure of the mouth that holds the teeth. It consists of the MANDIBLE and the MAXILLA.
Preferred term Jaw
Entry term(s) Jaws



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