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Merkel Cells MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Merkel Cells
Tree Number(s)
A08.675.650.915.750.425
A08.800.950.750.425
A11.409.875
A11.436.660
A11.671.650.915.750.425
Unique ID
D018862
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018862
Scope Note
Modified epidermal cells located in the stratum basale. They are found mostly in areas where sensory perception is acute, such as the fingertips. Merkel cells are closely associated with an expanded terminal bulb of an afferent myelinated nerve fiber. Do not confuse with Merkel's corpuscle which is a combination of a neuron and an epidermal cell.
Entry Term(s)
Merkel Cell
Merkel Receptors
Merkel's Receptor
Receptor, Merkel
Receptors, Merkel's
See Also
Carcinoma, Merkel Cell
Public MeSH Note
96; MERKEL'S RECEPTOR was see MECHANORECEPTORS 1994-95
Online Note
use MECHANORECEPTORS to search MERKEL'S RECEPTOR 1994-95
History Note
96; MERKEL'S RECEPTOR was see MECHANORECEPTORS 1994-95
Date Established
1996/01/01
Date of Entry
1995/06/08
Revision Date
2020/05/27
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