Descriptor English: Metacarpus
Descriptor Spanish: Metacarpo
Descriptor metacarpo
Scope note: Porción media de la mano, constituida por cinco huesos largos numerados desde el pulgar como metacarpianos I al V. Cada metacarpiano consta de un cuerpo y dos extremidades. (Diccionario Mosby. 5a ed. Madrid: Harcourt España, 2000, p.807).
Descriptor Portuguese: Metacarpo
Descriptor French: Métacarpe
Tree number(s): A01.378.800.667.572
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: The region of the HAND between the WRIST and the FINGERS.
Annotation: not restricted to primates; METACARPUS refers to the anatomical region, METACARPAL BONES is available for the bones
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
Related: Metacarpal Bones MeSH
DeCS ID: 8840
Unique ID: D008663
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2005/06/30
Metacarpus - Preferred
Concept UI M0013498
Scope note The region of the HAND between the WRIST and the FINGERS.
Preferred term Metacarpus

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