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Dental Plaque MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Dental Plaque
Tree Number(s)
C07.793.208.377
Unique ID
D003773
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003773
Scope Note
A film that attaches to teeth, often causing DENTAL CARIES and GINGIVITIS. It is composed of MUCINS, secreted from salivary glands, and microorganisms.
Entry Version
DENT PLAQUE
Entry Term(s)
Plaque, Dental
NLM Classification #
WU 250
Public MeSH Note
65
History Note
65(64); was in Cat C only 1964-74
Date Established
1965/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2006/07/05
Dental Plaque Preferred
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