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Descriptor English: Metaphase
Descriptor Spanish: Metafase
Descriptor Portuguese: Metáfase
Descriptor French: Métaphase
Tree number(s): G04.144.220.220.687.625
G04.144.220.220.781.625
G05.113.220.687.625
G05.113.220.781.625
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008677
Scope note: The phase of cell nucleus division following PROMETAPHASE, in which the CHROMOSOMES line up across the equatorial plane of the SPINDLE APPARATUS prior to separation.
Annotation: coordinate with specific cell /cytol; permitted with microorganisms; M PHASE = either M PHASE see CELL DIVISION; MITOTIC M PHASE; or MEIOTIC M PHASE, check text
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
Previous Indexing: Cell Division (1966-1974)
Mitosis (1968-1977)
Public MeSH Note: 81; was see under CELL CYCLE 1978-80, was see MITOSIS 1975-77
Online Note: search MITOSIS 1975-77
History Note: 81(78); was see under CELL CYCLE 1978-80, was see MITOSIS 1975-77
DeCS ID: 8853
Unique ID: D008677
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1981/01/01
Date of Entry: 1977/05/10
Revision Date: 2016/06/17
Metaphase - Preferred
Concept UI M0013523
Scope note The phase of cell nucleus division following PROMETAPHASE, in which the CHROMOSOMES line up across the equatorial plane of the SPINDLE APPARATUS prior to separation.
Preferred term Metaphase



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