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Fallopian Tubes MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Fallopian Tubes
Tree Number(s)
A05.360.319.114.373
A13.706.500
Unique ID
D005187
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005187
Annotation
mammalian only; non-mammalian use OVIDUCTS; inflammation = SALPINGITIS; tubal sterilization = STERILIZATION, TUBAL; "fallopian" is not capitalized in titles or translations
Scope Note
A pair of highly specialized canals extending from the UTERUS to its corresponding OVARY. They provide the means for OVUM transport from the ovaries and they are the site of the ovum's final maturation and FERTILIZATION. The fallopian tube consists of an interstitium, an isthmus, an ampulla, an infundibulum, and fimbriae. Its wall consists of three layers: serous, muscular, and an internal mucosal layer lined with both ciliated and secretory cells.
Entry Term(s)
Fallopian Tube
Oviducts, Mammalian
Salpinges, Uterine
Salpinx, Uterine
Uterine Salpinges
Uterine Salpinx
Uterine Tubes
See Also
Hysterosalpingography
Oviducts
Salpingostomy
Sterilization, Tubal
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/06/09
Fallopian Tubes Preferred
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