"Cryptorchidism" 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 developmental defect in which a TESTIS or both TESTES failed to descend from high in the ABDOMEN to the bottom of the SCROTUM. Testicular descent is essential to normal SPERMATOGENESIS which requires temperature lower than the BODY TEMPERATURE. Cryptorchidism can be subclassified by the location of the maldescended testis.
- Undescended Testis
- Testes, Undescended
- Undescended Testes
- Testis, Undescended
- Cryptorchidism, Unilateral Or Bilateral
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Cryptorchidism".
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