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Maxilla MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Maxilla
Tree Number(s)
A02.835.232.781.324.502.645
A14.521.645
Unique ID
D008437
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008437
Annotation
the upper jaw bone (jawbone) only; check text for loose use of "maxillary" to mean "jaw", not precisely MAXILLA; /‌blood supply: consider also MAXILLARY ARTERY; /‌growth: consider also MAXILLOFACIAL DEVELOPMENT; /‌inj: consider also MAXILLOFACIAL INJURIES; /‌innerv: consider also MAXILLARY NERVE
Scope Note
One of a pair of irregularly shaped bones that form the upper jaw. A maxillary bone provides tooth sockets for the superior teeth, forms part of the ORBIT, and contains the MAXILLARY SINUS.
Entry Term(s)
Maxillae
Maxillary Bone
See Also
Maxillofacial Development
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2018/06/29
Maxilla Preferred
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