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Descriptor in English: Leg
Descriptor in Spanish: Pierna
Descriptor in Portuguese: Perna (Membro)
Descriptor in French: Jambe
Entry term(s): Legs
Tree number(s): A01.378.610.500
Scope note: The inferior part of the lower extremity between the KNEE and the ANKLE.
Annotation: primates only but see note on LEG INJURIES; for whole leg or lower leg (THIGH is available for upper leg); for bones use TIBIA or FIBULA; Manual 21.58: table of human, primate & non-primate extremities
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
TR transplantation
VI virology
See also the descriptors: Hindlimb MeSH
Leg Bones MeSH
DeCS UI: 8044
Descriptor UI: D007866
Date Established: 1963/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2002/07/03
Leg - Preferred
Concept UI M0012281
Scope note The inferior part of the lower extremity between the KNEE and the ANKLE.
Preferred term Leg
Entry term(s) Legs



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