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Branchial Region

"Branchial Region" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A region, of SOMITE development period, that contains a number of paired arches, each with a mesodermal core lined by ectoderm and endoderm on the two sides. In lower aquatic vertebrates, branchial arches develop into GILLS. In higher vertebrates, the arches forms outpouchings and develop into structures of the head and neck. Separating the arches are the branchial clefts or grooves.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Branchial Region" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Branchial Region" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 30 publications over 16 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2003
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