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Oropharynx MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Oropharynx
Tree Number(s)
A04.623.603
A14.724.603
Unique ID
D009960
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009960
Annotation
inflammation: index under PHARYNGITIS & do not bother to coordinate with OROPHARYNX (NIM) unless particularly discussed
Scope Note
The middle portion of the pharynx that lies posterior to the mouth, inferior to the SOFT PALATE, and superior to the base of the tongue and EPIGLOTTIS. It has a digestive function as food passes from the mouth into the oropharynx before entering ESOPHAGUS.
Previous Indexing
Pharynx (1966-1978)
Public MeSH Note
79
History Note
79
Date Established
1979/01/01
Date of Entry
1978/05/19
Revision Date
2008/07/08
Oropharynx Preferred
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