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Freemartinism MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Freemartinism
Tree Number(s)
C12.050.351.875.253.795.124
C12.200.706.316.795.124
C12.800.316.795.124
C16.131.939.316.795.124
C19.391.119.795.124
C22.196.339
Unique ID
D005611
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005611
Scope Note
A condition occurring in the female offspring of dizygotic twins (TWIN, DIZYGOTIC) in a mixed-sex pregnancy, usually in CATTLE. Freemartinism can occur in other mammals. When placental fusion between the male and the female FETUSES permits the exchange of fetal cells and fetal hormones, TESTICULAR HORMONES from the male fetus can androgenize the female fetus producing a sterile XX/XY chimeric "female"(CHIMERISM).
Previous Indexing
Cattle (1966-1969)
Infertility, Female (1966-1969)
See Also
Chimera
Public MeSH Note
70
History Note
70
Date Established
1970/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2021/06/30
Freemartinism Preferred
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