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Descriptor in English: Phagocytosis
Descriptor in Spanish: Fagocitosis
Descriptor in Portuguese: Fagocitose
Descriptor in French: Phagocytose
Entry term(s): Phagocytoses
Tree number(s): G04.417.350
G09.188.665
G12.450.564.809
G12.688
Scope note: The engulfing and degradation of microorganisms; other cells that are dead, dying, or pathogenic; and foreign particles by phagocytic cells (PHAGOCYTES).
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
See also the descriptors: Macrophages MeSH
DeCS UI: 10777
Descriptor UI: D010587
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/06/23
Phagocytosis - Preferred
Concept UI M0016452
Scope note The engulfing and degradation of microorganisms; other cells that are dead, dying, or pathogenic; and foreign particles by phagocytic cells (PHAGOCYTES).
Preferred term Phagocytosis
Entry term(s) Phagocytoses



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