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Dental Enamel MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Dental Enamel
Tree Number(s)
A14.549.167.900.255
Unique ID
D003743
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003743
Annotation
/embryol: consider also AMELOGENESIS
Scope Note
A hard thin translucent layer of calcified substance which envelops and protects the dentin of the crown of the tooth. It is the hardest substance in the body and is almost entirely composed of calcium salts. Under the microscope, it is composed of thin rods (enamel prisms) held together by cementing substance, and surrounded by an enamel sheath. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p286)
Entry Version
DENT ENAMEL
Entry Term(s)
Dental Enamels
Enamel
Enamel Cuticle
Enamel, Dental
Enamels, Dental
NLM Classification #
WU 220
See Also
Ameloblasts
Amelogenesis
Public MeSH Note
ENAMEL CUTICLE was heading 1965-96; NASMYTH'S MEMBRANE was see ENAMEL CUTICLE 1975-96
Online Note
use DENTAL ENAMEL to search NASMYTH'S MEMBRANE 1975-96
History Note
ENAMEL CUTICLE was heading 1965-96; NASMYTH'S MEMBRANE was see ENAMEL CUTICLE 1975-96
Date Established
1960/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2003/07/09
Dental Enamel Preferred
Enamel Cuticle Narrower
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