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Descriptor English:   Mononuclear Phagocyte System 
Descriptor Spanish:   Sistema Mononuclear Fagocítico 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Sistema Fagocitário Mononuclear 
Synonyms English:   Phagocyte System, Mononuclear
Reticuloendothelial System
System, Mononuclear Phagocyte
System, Reticuloendothelial  
Tree Number:   A15.382.670
Definition English:   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.) 
See Related English:   Histiocytes
Kupffer Cells
Macrophages
Phagocytes
 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AB abnormalities AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply CH chemistry
CY cytology DG diagnostic imaging
DE drug effects EM embryology
EN enzymology GD growth & development
IM immunology IN injuries
IR innervation ME metabolism
MI microbiology PS parasitology
PA pathology PH physiology
PP physiopathology RE radiation effects
SU surgery UL ultrastructure
VI virology  
Record Number:   12575 
Unique Identifier:   D012157 

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