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Vomeronasal Organ MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Vomeronasal Organ
Tree Number(s)
A09.531.940
Unique ID
D019147
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019147
Scope Note
An accessory chemoreceptor organ that is separated from the main OLFACTORY MUCOSA. It is situated at the base of nasal septum close to the VOMER and NASAL BONES. It forwards chemical signals (such as PHEROMONES) to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, thus influencing reproductive and social behavior. In humans, most of its structures except the vomeronasal duct undergo regression after birth.
Entry Term(s)
Jacobson Organ
Jacobson's Organ
Organum Vomeronasale
Vomeronasal Nerve
Vomeronasal System
Public MeSH Note
97
History Note
97
Date Established
1997/01/01
Date of Entry
1996/06/10
Revision Date
2018/06/29
Vomeronasal Organ Preferred
Vomeronasal Nerve Related
Vomeronasal System Related
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