Descriptor English: Neck
Descriptor Spanish: Cuello
Descriptor cuello
Scope note: Parte del cuerpo de una persona o animal que conecta la CABEZA con el resto del cuerpo.
Descriptor Portuguese: Pescoço
Descriptor French: Cou
Entry term(s): Necks
Tree number(s): A01.598
RDF Unique Identifier:
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
Entry Combination: injuries:Neck Injuries
Consider Also: consider also terms at CERVICAL and CERVICO-
Related: Cervical Vertebrae MeSH
Neck Muscles MeSH
DeCS ID: 9524
Unique ID: D009333
NLM Classification: WE 708
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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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