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Salt Gland MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Salt Gland
Tree Number(s)
A13.811
Unique ID
D012491
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012491
Annotation
in marine animals and birds only; entry term RECTAL GLAND is found in sharks, rays and skates and is used often in marine electrolyte studies
Scope Note
A compound tubular gland, located around the eyes and nasal passages in marine animals and birds, the physiology of which figures in water-electrolyte balance. The Pekin duck serves as a common research animal in salt gland studies. A rectal gland or rectal salt gland in the dogfish shark is attached at the junction of the intestine and cloaca and aids the kidneys in removing excess salts from the blood. (Storer, Usinger, Stebbins & Nybakken: General Zoology, 6th ed, p658)
Entry Term(s)
Rectal Gland
Public MeSH Note
70
History Note
70(64)
Date Established
1970/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
1995/06/08
Salt Gland Preferred
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