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Anal Sacs MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Anal Sacs
Tree Number(s)
A13.073
Unique ID
D000695
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000695
Annotation
for neopl, coord with ANAL GLAND NEOPLASMS
Scope Note
A pair of anal glands or sacs, located on either side of the ANUS, that produce and store a dark, foul-smelling fluid in carnivorous animals such as MEPHITIDAE and DOGS. The expelled fluid is used as a defensive repellent (in skunks) or a material to mark territory (in dogs).
Entry Term(s)
Anal Glands, Animal
Previous Indexing
Anus (1966-1967)
Carnivora (1966-1967)
Public MeSH Note
68
History Note
68
Date Established
1968/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2015/06/23
Anal Sacs Preferred
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