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Descriptor English: Sebum
Descriptor Spanish: Sebo
Descriptor Portuguese: Sebo
Descriptor French: Sébum
Entry term(s): Sebums
Tree number(s): A12.200.702
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012629
Scope note: The oily substance secreted by SEBACEOUS GLANDS. It is composed of KERATIN, fat, and cellular debris.
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EN enzymology
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
VI virology
DeCS ID: 21063
Unique ID: D012629
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1999/11/03
Sebum - Preferred
Concept UI M0019586
Scope note The oily substance secreted by SEBACEOUS GLANDS. It is composed of KERATIN, fat, and cellular debris.
Preferred term Sebum
Entry term(s) Sebums



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