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Descriptor English: Prophase
Descriptor Spanish: Profase
Descriptor Portuguese: Prófase
Descriptor French: Prophase
Entry term(s): Prophases
Tree number(s): G04.144.220.220.687.883
G04.144.220.220.781.906
G05.113.220.687.883
G05.113.220.781.906
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011418
Scope note: The first phase of cell nucleus division, in which the CHROMOSOMES become visible, the CELL NUCLEUS starts to lose its identity, the SPINDLE APPARATUS appears, and the CENTRIOLES migrate toward opposite poles.
Annotation: coordinate with specific cell /cytol; permitted with microorganisms
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
Previous Indexing: Cell Division (1966-1977)
Meiosis (1968-1977)
Mitosis (1968-1977)
Public MeSH Note: 81; was see under CELL CYCLE 1978-80
History Note: 81(78); was see under CELL CYCLE 1978-80
DeCS ID: 11850
Unique ID: D011418
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Date Established: 1981/01/01
Date of Entry: 1977/05/10
Revision Date: 2016/06/17
Prophase - Preferred
Concept UI M0017754
Scope note The first phase of cell nucleus division, in which the CHROMOSOMES become visible, the CELL NUCLEUS starts to lose its identity, the SPINDLE APPARATUS appears, and the CENTRIOLES migrate toward opposite poles.
Preferred term Prophase
Entry term(s) Prophases



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