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Descriptor in English: Neck
Descriptor in Spanish: Cuello
Descriptor in Portuguese: Pescoço
Descriptor in French: Cou
Entry term(s): Necks
Tree number(s): A01.598
Scope note: The part of a human or animal body connecting the HEAD to the rest of the body.
Annotation: as a region & for soft parts but note that NECK MUSCLES is also available; bones = CERVICAL VERTEBRAE; "cervical lymph nodes" = LYMPH NODES (IM) + NECK (NIM); "neck dissection" probably refers to dissection of lymph nodes in cancer: index LYMPH NODE EXCISION (IM) + NECK (NIM) for general or unspecified or RADICAL NECK DISSECTION if specified
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
GD growth & development
IR innervation
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
VI virology
See also the descriptors: Cervical Vertebrae MeSH
Neck Muscles MeSH
DeCS UI: 9524
Descriptor UI: D009333
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/06/16
Neck - Preferred
Concept UI M0014541
Scope note The part of a human or animal body connecting the HEAD to the rest of the body.
Preferred term Neck
Entry term(s) Necks



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