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Giant Cells, Foreign-Body MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Giant Cells, Foreign-Body
Tree Number(s)
A11.329.372.376
A11.500.376
A11.627.482.376
A11.733.397.376
A15.382.670.522.376
A15.382.680.397.376
Unique ID
D015743
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015743
Scope Note
Multinucleated cells (fused macrophages), characteristic of granulomatous inflammation, which form around exogenous material in the skin. They are similar in appearance to Langhans giant cells (GIANT CELLS, LANGHANS), but foreign-body giant cells have more abundant chromatin and their nuclei are scattered in an irregular pattern in the cytoplasm.
Entry Term(s)
Foreign Body Giant Cell
Foreign Body Giant Cells
Foreign Body-Type Giant Cells
Previous Indexing
Foreign Body Reaction (1972-1989)
Macrophages (1966-1989)
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under GIANT CELLS 1990
History Note
91(90); was see under GIANT CELLS 1990
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1989/04/07
Revision Date
2018/06/30
Giant Cells, Foreign-Body Preferred
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