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Pharynx MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Pharynx
Tree Number(s)
A03.556.750
A04.623
A14.724
Unique ID
D010614
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010614
Annotation
inflammation = PHARYNGITIS; /‌surg: consider also PHARYNGECTOMY & PHARYNGOSTOMY; HYPOPHARYNX; NASOPHARYNX; & OROPHARYNX are also available
Scope Note
A funnel-shaped fibromuscular tube that conducts food to the ESOPHAGUS, and air to the LARYNX and LUNGS. It is located posterior to the NASAL CAVITY; ORAL CAVITY; and LARYNX, and extends from the SKULL BASE to the inferior border of the CRICOID CARTILAGE anteriorly and to the inferior border of the C6 vertebra posteriorly. It is divided into the NASOPHARYNX; OROPHARYNX; and HYPOPHARYNX (laryngopharynx).
Entry Term(s)
Throat
See Also
Pharyngectomy
Pharyngostomy
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2005/07/18
Pharynx Preferred
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