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Chin MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Chin
Tree Number(s)
A01.456.505.259
A02.835.232.781.324.502.632.130
A14.521.632.300
Unique ID
D002680
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002680
Annotation
bone or site; usually NIM as site: submental (beneath the chin) refers to skin, fat & other tissue below the chin as in "submental lipectomy for double chin"; /‌growth: consider also MAXILLOFACIAL DEVELOPMENT
Scope Note
The anatomical frontal portion of the mandible, also known as the mentum, that contains the line of fusion of the two separate halves of the mandible (symphysis menti). This line of fusion divides inferiorly to enclose a triangular area called the mental protuberance. On each side, inferior to the second premolar tooth, is the mental foramen for the passage of blood vessels and a nerve.
Entry Term(s)
Mental Region
Mentum
NLM Classification #
WE 705
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/04/29
Chin Preferred
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