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Fetal Research MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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Fetal Research
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RDF Unique Identifier
mammalian only; IM for ethical, legal, moral, social, or religious aspects of research on fetuses; do not routinely add for research involving fetuses; X ref Fetal Cell Research: coord with specific type of cell
Scope Note
Experimentation on, or using the organs or tissues from, a human or other mammalian conceptus in the postembryonic period, after the major structures have been outlined. In humans, this corresponds to the period from the third month after fertilization until birth.
Entry Term(s)
Fetal Cell Research
Fetal Experimentation
Fetal Tissue Research
See Also
Ethics, Research
Fetal Tissue Transplantation
Human Experimentation
Public MeSH Note
2003; see RESEARCH 1996-2002; for FETAL TISSUE RESEARCH see RESEARCH 1995-2002
History Note
2003; use RESEARCH 1996-2002; for FETAL TISSUE RESEARCH use RESEARCH 1995-2002
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Date of Entry
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Fetal Research Preferred
Fetal Tissue Research Narrower
Fetal Cell Research Related
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