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Descriptor English: Sterols
Descriptor Spanish: Esteroles
Descriptor Portuguese: Esteróis
Descriptor French: Stérols
Entry term(s): Sterol
Tree number(s): D04.210.500.247.808
D10.570.938
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013261
Scope note: Steroids with a hydroxyl group at C-3 and most of the skeleton of cholestane. Additional carbon atoms may be present in the side chain. (IUPAC Steroid Nomenclature, 1987)
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
DeCS ID: 13647
Unique ID: D013261
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Sterols - Preferred
Concept UI M0020532
Scope note Steroids with a hydroxyl group at C-3 and most of the skeleton of cholestane. Additional carbon atoms may be present in the side chain. (IUPAC Steroid Nomenclature, 1987)
Preferred term Sterols
Entry term(s) Sterol



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