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Descriptor English: Mononuclear Phagocyte System
Descriptor Spanish: Sistema Mononuclear Fagocítico
Descriptor Portuguese: Sistema Fagocitário Mononuclear
Descriptor French: Système phagocytaire mononucléé
Entry term(s): Phagocyte System, Mononuclear
Reticuloendothelial System
System, Mononuclear Phagocyte
System, Reticuloendothelial
Tree number(s): A15.382.670
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012157
Scope note: 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.)
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Related: Histiocytes MeSH
Kupffer Cells MeSH
Macrophages MeSH
Phagocytes MeSH
DeCS ID: 12575
Unique ID: D012157
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/07/01
Mononuclear Phagocyte System - Preferred
Concept UI M0018935
Scope note 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.)
Preferred term Mononuclear Phagocyte System
Entry term(s) Phagocyte System, Mononuclear
Reticuloendothelial System
System, Mononuclear Phagocyte
System, Reticuloendothelial



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