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Descriptor English: Mesonephros
Descriptor Spanish: Mesonefro
Descriptor Portuguese: Mesonefro
Descriptor French: Mésonéphros
Entry term(s): Body, Wolffian
Mesonephroi
Wolffian Body
Tree number(s): A16.599
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008650
Scope note: One of a pair of excretory organs (mesonephroi) which grows caudally to the first pair (PRONEPHROI) during development. Mesonephroi are the permanent kidneys in adult amphibians and fish. In higher vertebrates, proneprhoi and most of mesonephroi degenerate with the appearance of metanephroi. The remaining ducts become WOLFFIAN DUCTS.
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
Previous Indexing: Kidney (1966-1974)
Public MeSH Note: 75
History Note: 75
DeCS ID: 8826
Unique ID: D008650
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Date Established: 1975/09/01
Date of Entry: 1974/11/19
Revision Date: 2011/06/24
Mesonephros - Preferred
Concept UI M0013478
Scope note One of a pair of excretory organs (mesonephroi) which grows caudally to the first pair (PRONEPHROI) during development. Mesonephroi are the permanent kidneys in adult amphibians and fish. In higher vertebrates, proneprhoi and most of mesonephroi degenerate with the appearance of metanephroi. The remaining ducts become WOLFFIAN DUCTS.
Preferred term Mesonephros
Entry term(s) Body, Wolffian
Mesonephroi
Wolffian Body



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