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Optic Atrophy MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Optic Atrophy
Tree Number(s)
C10.292.700.225
C11.640.451
Unique ID
D009896
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009896
Annotation
/genet permitted but do not confuse with OPTIC ATROPHIES, HEREDITARY
Scope Note
Atrophy of the optic disk which may be congenital or acquired. This condition indicates a deficiency in the number of nerve fibers which arise in the RETINA and converge to form the OPTIC DISK; OPTIC NERVE; OPTIC CHIASM; and optic tracts. GLAUCOMA; ISCHEMIA; inflammation, a chronic elevation of intracranial pressure, toxins, optic nerve compression, and inherited conditions (see OPTIC ATROPHIES, HEREDITARY) are relatively common causes of this condition.
NLM Classification #
WW 280
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2005/07/15
Optic Atrophy Preferred
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