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Mononuclear Phagocyte System MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Mononuclear Phagocyte System
Tree Number(s)
A15.382.670
Unique ID
D012157
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012157
Scope Note
Mononuclear cells with pronounced phagocytic ability that are distributed extensively in lymphoid and other organs. It includes MACROPHAGES and their precursors; PHAGOCYTES; KUPFFER CELLS; HISTIOCYTES; DENDRITIC CELLS; LANGERHANS CELLS; and MICROGLIA. The term mononuclear phagocyte system has replaced the former reticuloendothelial system, which also included less active phagocytic cells such as fibroblasts and endothelial cells. (From Illustrated Dictionary of Immunology, 2d ed.)
Entry Term(s)
Reticuloendothelial System
NLM Classification #
WH 650
See Also
Histiocytes
Kupffer Cells
Macrophages
Phagocytes
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2018/07/01
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