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Hair Follicle MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Hair Follicle
Tree Number(s)
A10.272.497.500
A17.360.710
A17.815.250.500
Unique ID
D018859
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018859
Annotation
dis = HAIR FOLLICLE (IM) + HAIR DISEASES (NIM); inflammation = FOLLICULITIS
Scope Note
A tube-like invagination of the EPIDERMIS from which the hair shaft develops and into which SEBACEOUS GLANDS open. The hair follicle is lined by a cellular inner and outer root sheath of epidermal origin and is invested with a fibrous sheath derived from the dermis. (Stedman, 26th ed) Follicles of very long hairs extend into the subcutaneous layer of tissue under the SKIN.
NLM Classification #
WR 450
Previous Indexing
Hair (1966-1995)
See Also
Folliculitis
Public MeSH Note
96
History Note
96
Date Established
1996/01/01
Date of Entry
1994/12/27
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Hair Follicle Preferred
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