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Procalcitonin MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Procalcitonin
Tree Number(s)
D06.472.699.666
D12.644.548.744
D12.776.811.555
Unique ID
D000077740
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000077740
Scope Note
A peptide prohormone precursor of CALCITONIN. It is normally present at low levels in serum, but is released into the bloodstream, primarily from neuroendocrine cells in the lungs and intestines, in response to INFLAMMATION and BACTERIAL INFECTIONS. It is a diagnostic marker for BACTEREMIA.
Entry Term(s)
Calcitonin Precursor Polyprotein
Calcitonin Related Polypeptide Alpha
Calcitonin-1
Pro-Calcitonin
Registry Number
0
NLM Classification #
WK 202
Previous Indexing
Calcitonin (1981-2018)
Public MeSH Note
2019; see CALCITONIN 1981-2018
History Note
2019; use CALCITONIN 1981-2018
Date Established
2019/01/01
Date of Entry
2018/07/09
Revision Date
2018/05/22
Procalcitonin Preferred
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