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Ultimobranchial Body MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Ultimobranchial Body
Tree Number(s)
A13.939
Unique ID
D014460
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014460
Annotation
embryonic structure in animals; /‌embryol permitted but consider other qualif
Scope Note
A diverticulum from the fourth pharyngeal pouch of an embryo, regarded by some as a rudimentary fifth pharyngeal pouch and by others as a lateral thyroid primordium. The ultimobranchial bodies of lower vertebrates contain large amounts of calcitonin. In mammals the bodies fuse with the thyroid gland and are thought to develop into the parafollicular cells. (Stedman, 25th ed)
Previous Indexing
Calcitonin (1966-1972)
Thyroid Gland (1966-1972)
See Also
Calcitonin
Public MeSH Note
73
History Note
73
Date Established
1973/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
1995/03/13
Ultimobranchial Body Preferred
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