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Gubernaculum MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Gubernaculum
Tree Number(s)
A16.551
Unique ID
D000071477
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000071477
Scope Note
An embryonic structure that helps guide proper descent of gonads into their final positions. It attaches the caudal end of the fetal GONADS to the developing SCROTUM in male and the labium majorum in female. It gives rise to the caudal ligaments of the gonad: the scrotal ligament in male and the uterine round and proper ovarian ligaments in female. It includes morphofunctional equivalent structures in non-mammals.
Entry Term(s)
Gubernacula
Previous Indexing
Testis (1963-2016)
See Also
Cryptorchidism
Public MeSH Note
2017
History Note
2017
Date Established
2017/01/01
Date of Entry
2016/07/08
Revision Date
2016/05/31
Gubernaculum Preferred
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