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Branchial Region MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Branchial Region
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RDF Unique Identifier
branchial arch syndrome: index under BRANCHIAL REGION (IM) + SYNDROME (NIM)
Scope Note
A region, of SOMITE development period, that contains a number of paired arches, each with a mesodermal core lined by ectoderm and endoderm on the two sides. In lower aquatic vertebrates, branchial arches develop into GILLS. In higher vertebrates, the arches forms outpouchings and develop into structures of the head and neck. Separating the arches are the branchial clefts or grooves.
Entry Term(s)
Branchial Arch
Branchial Arches
Branchial Clefts
Branchial Grooves
Pharyngeal Arch
Pharyngeal Arches
Pharyngeal Clefts
Pharyngeal Grooves
Visceral Arch
Visceral Arches
NLM Classification #
WE 101
Date Established
Date of Entry
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Branchial Region Preferred
Branchial Clefts Narrower
Branchial Arch Narrower
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