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Epiglottis MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Epiglottis
Tree Number(s)
A02.165.257.625.411
A02.165.407.500.411
A04.329.591.411
Unique ID
D004825
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004825
Annotation
inflammation = EPIGLOTTITIS
Scope Note
A thin leaf-shaped cartilage that is covered with LARYNGEAL MUCOSA and situated posterior to the root of the tongue and HYOID BONE. During swallowing, the epiglottis folds back over the larynx inlet thus prevents foods from entering the airway.
Entry Term(s)
Epiglottic Cartilage
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2008/07/08
Epiglottis Preferred
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