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Descriptor English: Notochord
Descriptor Spanish: Notocorda
Descriptor Portuguese: Notocorda
Descriptor French: Chorde
Entry term(s): Chordamesoderm
Chordamesoderms
Notochords
Tree number(s): A16.660
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009672
Scope note: A cartilaginous rod of mesodermal cells at the dorsal midline of all CHORDATE embryos. In lower vertebrates, notochord is the backbone of support. In the higher vertebrates, notochord is a transient structure, and segments of the vertebral column will develop around it. Notochord is also a source of midline signals that pattern surrounding tissues including the NEURAL TUBE development.
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
Previous Indexing: Chick Embryo (1966-1978)
Embryo (1966-1978)
Public MeSH Note: 91; was see under EMBRYO 1979-90
History Note: 91(79); was see under EMBRYO 1979-90
DeCS ID: 9859
Unique ID: D009672
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Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1977/12/05
Revision Date: 2007/07/09
Notochord - Preferred
Concept UI M0015016
Scope note A cartilaginous rod of mesodermal cells at the dorsal midline of all CHORDATE embryos. In lower vertebrates, notochord is the backbone of support. In the higher vertebrates, notochord is a transient structure, and segments of the vertebral column will develop around it. Notochord is also a source of midline signals that pattern surrounding tissues including the NEURAL TUBE development.
Preferred term Notochord
Entry term(s) Notochords
Chordamesoderm - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0503435
Preferred term Chordamesoderm
Entry term(s) Chordamesoderms



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