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Sternum MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Sternum
Tree Number(s)
A02.835.232.570.750
Unique ID
D013249
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013249
Scope Note
A long, narrow, and flat bone commonly known as BREASTBONE occurring in the midsection of the anterior thoracic segment or chest region, which stabilizes the rib cage and serves as the point of origin for several muscles that move the arms, head, and neck.
NLM Classification #
WE 715
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2018/06/29
Sternum Preferred
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