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Descriptor English:   Temporal Bone 
Descriptor Spanish:   Hueso Temporal 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Osso Temporal 
Synonyms English:   Bone, Temporal
Bones, Temporal
Stylomastoid Foramen
Temporal Bones  
Tree Number:   A02.835.232.781.885
Definition English:   Either of a pair of compound bones forming the lateral (left and right) surfaces and base of the skull which contains the organs of hearing. It is a large bone formed by the fusion of parts: the squamous (the flattened anterior-superior part), the tympanic (the curved anterior-inferior part), the mastoid (the irregular posterior portion), and the petrous (the part at the base of the skull). 
Indexing Annotation English:   fractures: index TEMPORAL BONE /inj + SKULL FRACTURES; neoplasms: coordinate with SKULL NEOPLASMS
See Related English:   Ear, Inner
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AB abnormalities AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply CH chemistry
CY cytology DG diagnostic imaging
DE drug effects EM embryology
EN enzymology GD growth & development
IM immunology IN injuries
IR innervation ME metabolism
MI microbiology PS parasitology
PA pathology PH physiology
PP physiopathology RE radiation effects
SU surgery TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure VI virology
Record Number:   14079 
Unique Identifier:   D013701 

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