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Body Patterning MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Body Patterning
Tree Number(s)
G07.345.500.100
Unique ID
D019521
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019521
Scope Note
The processes occurring in early development that direct morphogenesis. They specify the body plan ensuring that cells will proceed to differentiate, grow, and diversify in size and shape at the correct relative positions. Included are axial patterning, segmentation, compartment specification, limb position, organ boundary patterning, blood vessel patterning, etc.
Entry Term(s)
Axial Patterning (Embryology)
Body Pattern Formation
Body Pattern Specification
Embryonic Pattern Formation
Embryonic Pattern Specification
Polarity of Development
Previous Indexing
Morphogenesis (1986-1996)
Public MeSH Note
97
History Note
97
Date Established
1997/01/01
Date of Entry
1996/06/13
Revision Date
2016/01/15
Body Patterning Preferred
Polarity of Development Narrower
Axial Patterning (Embryology) Narrower
Embryonic Pattern Formation Narrower
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