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Descriptor in English: Jaw
Descriptor in Spanish: Maxilares
Descriptor in Portuguese: Arcada Osseodentária
Descriptor in French: Mâchoire
Entry term(s): Jaws
Tree number(s): A02.835.232.781.324.502
A14.521
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
History Note: 1965; was JAWS 1963-1964
See also the descriptors: Dental Arch MeSH
Temporomandibular Joint MeSH
DeCS UI: 7738
Descriptor UI: D007568
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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