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Descriptor English: Theca Cells
Descriptor Spanish: Células Tecales
Descriptor Portuguese: Células Tecais
Descriptor French: Cellules thécales
Entry term(s): Cell, Ovarian Interstitial
Cell, Theca
Cells, Ovarian Interstitial
Cells, Theca
Externa, Theca
Interna, Theca
Interstitial Cell, Ovarian
Interstitial Cells, Ovarian
Ovarian Interstitial Cell
Ovarian Interstitial Cells
Theca Cell
Theca Externa
Theca Interna
Tree number(s): A05.360.319.114.630.535.400
A06.300.312.497.535.600
A11.329.850
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013799
Scope note: The flattened stroma cells forming a sheath or theca outside the basal lamina lining the mature OVARIAN FOLLICLE. Thecal interstitial or stromal cells are steroidogenic, and produce primarily ANDROGENS which serve as precusors of ESTROGENS in the GRANULOSA CELLS.
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 78; was see under GRAAFIAN FOLLICLE 1975-77; OVARIAN INTERSTITIAL CELLS was see under OVARY 1975-77
Online Note: use THECA CELLS to search OVARIAN INTERSTITIAL CELLS 1975-77
History Note: 78(75); was see under GRAAFIAN FOLLICLE 1975-77; OVARIAN INTERSTITIAL CELLS was see under OVARY 1975-77
Related: Ovarian Follicle MeSH
DeCS ID: 14177
Unique ID: D013799
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Date Established: 1978/01/01
Date of Entry: 1977/05/09
Revision Date: 2018/06/30
Theca Cells - Preferred
Concept UI M0021274
Scope note The flattened stroma cells forming a sheath or theca outside the basal lamina lining the mature OVARIAN FOLLICLE. Thecal interstitial or stromal cells are steroidogenic, and produce primarily ANDROGENS which serve as precusors of ESTROGENS in the GRANULOSA CELLS.
Preferred term Theca Cells
Entry term(s) Cell, Ovarian Interstitial
Cell, Theca
Cells, Ovarian Interstitial
Cells, Theca
Interstitial Cell, Ovarian
Interstitial Cells, Ovarian
Ovarian Interstitial Cell
Ovarian Interstitial Cells
Theca Cell
Theca Interna - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0403065
Scope note The portion of the theca adjacent to the basal lamina of the mature OVARIAN FOLLICLE.
Preferred term Theca Interna
Entry term(s) Interna, Theca
Theca Externa - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0403066
Scope note The portion of the theca adjacent to the stroma of the OVARY.
Preferred term Theca Externa
Entry term(s) Externa, Theca



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