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Thymus Gland MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Thymus Gland
Tree Number(s)
A10.549.750
A15.382.520.604.750
Unique ID
D013950
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013950
Annotation
diseases: coordinate IM with LYMPHATIC DISEASES (IM); / surg: probably THYMECTOMY; agenesis, aplasia, dysplasia = DIGEORGE SYNDROME; cyst = THYMIC CYST see MEDIASTINAL CYST; THYMOCYTES is available
Scope Note
A single, unpaired primary lymphoid organ situated in the MEDIASTINUM, extending superiorly into the neck to the lower edge of the THYROID GLAND and inferiorly to the fourth costal cartilage. It is necessary for normal development of immunologic function early in life. By puberty, it begins to involute and much of the tissue is replaced by fat.
Entry Term(s)
Thymus
NLM Classification #
WK 400
See Also
Bursa of Fabricius
Thymectomy
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2011/06/24
Thymus Gland Preferred
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