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Descriptor English: Nails
Descriptor Spanish: Uñas
Descriptor Portuguese: Unhas
Descriptor French: Ongles
Entry term(s): Fingernail
Fingernails
Nail
Toenail
Toenails
Tree number(s): A17.600
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009262
Scope note: The thin, horny plates that cover the dorsal surfaces of the distal phalanges of the fingers and toes of primates.
Annotation: primates only: use HOOF AND CLAW for other vertebrates: Manual 21.58;
Allowable Qualifiers: 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
Entry Combination: abnormalities:Nails, Malformed
Consider Also: consider also terms at ONYCHO-
DeCS ID: 9453
Unique ID: D009262
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/06/29
Nails - Preferred
Concept UI M0014429
Scope note The thin, horny plates that cover the dorsal surfaces of the distal phalanges of the fingers and toes of primates.
Preferred term Nails
Entry term(s) Nail
Fingernails - Narrower
Concept UI M0408289
Preferred term Fingernails
Entry term(s) Fingernail
Toenails - Narrower
Concept UI M0408290
Preferred term Toenails
Entry term(s) Toenail



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