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Epididymis MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Epididymis
Tree Number(s)
A05.360.444.371
Unique ID
D004822
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004822
Annotation
NIM when used in fat-pad tissue studies; diseases: coordinate IM with GENITAL DISEASES, MALE (IM); inflammation = EPIDIDYMITIS
Scope Note
The convoluted cordlike structure attached to the posterior of the TESTIS. Epididymis consists of the head (caput), the body (corpus), and the tail (cauda). A network of ducts leaving the testis joins into a common epididymal tubule proper which provides the transport, storage, and maturation of SPERMATOZOA.
Entry Term(s)
NLM Classification #
WJ 800
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2005/06/30
Epididymis Preferred
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