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Palatine Tonsil MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Palatine Tonsil
Tree Number(s)
A04.623.603.925
A10.549.580
A14.724.603.925
A15.382.520.604.580
Unique ID
D014066
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014066
Annotation
/surg is probably TONSILLECTOMY; inflammation = TONSILLITIS; lingual tonsils = PALATINE TONSIL (IM) + TONGUE (NIM); PHARYNGEAL TONSIL see ADENOIDS is also available; enlarged tonsils = PALATINE TONSIL / pathol (IM) + HYPERPLASIA (NIM)
Scope Note
A round-to-oval mass of lymphoid tissue embedded in the lateral wall of the PHARYNX. There is one on each side of the oropharynx in the fauces between the anterior and posterior pillars of the SOFT PALATE.
Entry Term(s)
Tonsil
Tonsil, Palatine
NLM Classification #
WV 430
See Also
Tonsillectomy
Public MeSH Note
2009; use TONSIL 1963-2008
History Note
2009 (1963)
Date Established
2009/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2011/07/01
Palatine Tonsil Preferred
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