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Macrophage Activation MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Macrophage Activation
Tree Number(s)
G12.287.500
Unique ID
D008262
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008262
Scope Note
The process of altering the morphology and functional activity of macrophages so that they become avidly phagocytic. It is initiated by lymphokines, such as the macrophage activation factor (MAF) and the macrophage migration-inhibitory factor (MMIF), immune complexes, C3b, and various peptides, polysaccharides, and immunologic adjuvants.
Entry Term(s)
NLM Classification #
QW 690
Previous Indexing
Macrophages (1966-1981)
Public MeSH Note
82
History Note
82
Date Established
1982/01/01
Date of Entry
1981/05/20
Revision Date
2016/06/23
Macrophage Activation Preferred
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