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Epithelioid Cells MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Epithelioid Cells
Tree Number(s)
A11.329.372.300
A11.627.482.300
A11.733.397.300
A15.382.670.522.300
A15.382.680.397.300
Unique ID
D015622
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015622
Annotation
a type of macrophage; do not confuse with EPITHELIAL CELLS
Scope Note
Characteristic cells of granulomatous hypersensitivity. They appear as large, flattened cells with increased endoplasmic reticulum. They are believed to be activated macrophages that have differentiated as a result of prolonged antigenic stimulation. Further differentiation or fusion of epithelioid cells is thought to produce multinucleated giant cells (GIANT CELLS).
Previous Indexing
Epithelium (1966-1989)
Macrophages (1966-1989)
See Also
Giant Cells
Public MeSH Note
90
History Note
90
Date Established
1990/01/01
Date of Entry
1989/03/29
Revision Date
2018/06/30
Epithelioid Cells Preferred
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