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Descriptor English: Mouth Mucosa
Descriptor Spanish: Mucosa Bucal
Descriptor Portuguese: Mucosa Bucal
Descriptor French: Muqueuse de la bouche
Entry term(s): Buccal Mucosa
Mucosa, Mouth
Mucosa, Oral
Oral Mucosa
Tree number(s): A10.615.550.599
A14.549.512
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009061
Scope note: Lining of the ORAL CAVITY, including mucosa on the GUMS; the PALATE; the LIP; the CHEEK; floor of the mouth; and other structures. The mucosa is generally a nonkeratinized stratified squamous EPITHELIUM covering muscle, bone, or glands but can show varying degree of keratinization at specific locations.
Annotation: /surg: consider also VESTIBULOPLASTY; mucositis: coordinate NIM with STOMATITIS (IM)
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: 65
History Note: 65
DeCS ID: 9255
Unique ID: D009061
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Date Established: 1965/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2005/06/30
Mouth Mucosa - Preferred
Concept UI M0014132
Scope note Lining of the ORAL CAVITY, including mucosa on the GUMS; the PALATE; the LIP; the CHEEK; floor of the mouth; and other structures. The mucosa is generally a nonkeratinized stratified squamous EPITHELIUM covering muscle, bone, or glands but can show varying degree of keratinization at specific locations.
Preferred term Mouth Mucosa
Entry term(s) Mucosa, Mouth
Mucosa, Oral
Oral Mucosa
Buccal Mucosa - Narrower
Concept UI M0475152
Scope note Lining of the inner surface of the cheeks.
Preferred term Buccal Mucosa



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