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Oxyphil Cells MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


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Oxyphil Cells
Tree Number(s)
A11.690
Unique ID
D024862
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D024862
Scope Note
Large cells with small irregular nuclei and dense acidophilic granules due to the presence of abundant MITOCHONDRIA. Oxyphil cells, also known as oncocytes, are found in oncocytomas of the kidney, salivary glands, and endocrine glands. In the thyroid gland, oxyphil cells are known as Hurthle cells and Askenazy cells.
Entry Term(s)
Askenazy Cells
Hurthle Cell
Hurthle Cells
Oncocyte
Oncocytes
Oxyphil Cell
Previous Indexing
Adenoma (1967-1991)
Adenoma, Oxyphilic (1992-2001)
Thyroid Neoplasms (1992-2001)
See Also
Adenoma, Oxyphilic
Public MeSH Note
2002
History Note
2002
Date Established
2002/01/01
Date of Entry
2001/07/25
Revision Date
2020/05/27
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