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Macrophages MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Macrophages
Tree Number(s)
A11.329.372
A11.627.482
A11.733.397
A15.382.670.522
A15.382.680.397
Unique ID
D008264
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008264
Scope Note
The relatively long-lived phagocytic cell of mammalian tissues that are derived from blood MONOCYTES. Main types are PERITONEAL MACROPHAGES; ALVEOLAR MACROPHAGES; HISTIOCYTES; KUPFFER CELLS of the liver; and OSTEOCLASTS. They may further differentiate within chronic inflammatory lesions to EPITHELIOID CELLS or may fuse to form FOREIGN BODY GIANT CELLS or LANGHANS GIANT CELLS. (from The Dictionary of Cell Biology, Lackie and Dow, 3rd ed.)
Entry Term(s)
Bone Marrow-Derived Macrophages
Macrophage
Macrophages, Monocyte-Derived
Monocyte-Derived Macrophages
See Also
Phagocytosis
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2018/07/01
Macrophages Preferred
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