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Head Kidney MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Head Kidney
Tree Number(s)
A13.449
A16.835.400
Unique ID
D060226
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D060226
Scope Note
A primitive form of vertebrate kidney that is found in adults of some primitive FISHES and in the embryos of more advanced fishes. In some species of fishes it contains phagocytic cells and is also a major site of HEMATOPOIESIS, analogous to the mammalian BONE MARROW.
Entry Term(s)
Anterior Kidney
Previous Indexing
Kidney (1969-2011)
See Also
Hematopoiesis, Extramedullary
Public MeSH Note
2012
History Note
2012
Date Established
2012/01/01
Date of Entry
2011/06/24
Head Kidney Preferred
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