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Descriptor English: Malleus
Descriptor Spanish: Martillo
Descriptor Portuguese: Martelo
Descriptor French: Malléus
Tree number(s): A09.246.397.247.524
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008307
Scope note: The largest of the auditory ossicles, and the one attached to the membrana tympani (TYMPANIC MEMBRANE). Its club-shaped head articulates with the INCUS.
Annotation: one of the 3 ear ossicles
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 91; was see under EAR OSSICLES 1975-90
Online Note: search EAR OSSICLES 1966-74
History Note: 91(75); was see under EAR OSSICLES 1975-90
DeCS ID: 8480
Unique ID: D008307
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1995/03/13
Malleus - Preferred
Concept UI M0012934
Scope note The largest of the auditory ossicles, and the one attached to the membrana tympani (TYMPANIC MEMBRANE). Its club-shaped head articulates with the INCUS.
Preferred term Malleus



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