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Descriptor English: Malpighian Tubules
Descriptor Spanish: Túbulos de Malpighi
Descriptor Portuguese: Túbulos de Malpighi
Descriptor French: Tubes de Malpighi
Entry term(s): Malpighian Tubule
Tubule, Malpighian
Tubules, Malpighian
Tree number(s): A13.574
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008317
Scope note: Slender tubular or hairlike excretory structures found in insects. They emerge from the alimentary canal between the mesenteron (midgut) and the proctodeum (hindgut).
Annotation: in intestines of arthropods; "malpighian" is not capitalized in titles or translations
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 CLOACA 1964-90
History Note: 91(64); was see under CLOACA 1964-90
DeCS ID: 8490
Unique ID: D008317
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Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Malpighian Tubules - Preferred
Concept UI M0012952
Scope note Slender tubular or hairlike excretory structures found in insects. They emerge from the alimentary canal between the mesenteron (midgut) and the proctodeum (hindgut).
Preferred term Malpighian Tubules
Entry term(s) Malpighian Tubule
Tubule, Malpighian
Tubules, Malpighian



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