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Descriptor English: Blood-Brain Barrier
Descriptor Spanish: Barrera Hematoencefálica
Descriptor Portuguese: Barreira Hematoencefálica
Descriptor French: Barrière hémato-encéphalique
Entry term(s): Barrier, Blood-Brain
Barrier, Brain-Blood
Barrier, Hemato-Encephalic
Barriers, Blood-Brain
Barriers, Brain-Blood
Barriers, Hemato-Encephalic
Blood Brain Barrier
Blood-Brain Barriers
Brain Blood Barrier
Brain-Blood Barrier
Brain-Blood Barriers
Hemato Encephalic Barrier
Hemato-Encephalic Barrier
Hemato-Encephalic Barriers
Tree number(s): A07.035
A08.186.211.035
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001812
Scope note: Specialized non-fenestrated tightly-joined ENDOTHELIAL CELLS with TIGHT JUNCTIONS that form a transport barrier for certain substances between the cerebral capillaries and the BRAIN tissue.
Annotation: coord IM with endogenous substance /metab (IM) or exogenous substance /pharmacokin (IM)
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
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
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 66; was HEMATO-ENCEPHALIC BARRIER 1963-65
History Note: 66; was HEMATO-ENCEPHALIC BARRIER 1963-65
Related: Capillary Permeability MeSH
DeCS ID: 23170
Unique ID: D001812
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: 2003/07/09
Blood-Brain Barrier - Preferred
Concept UI M0002730
Scope note Specialized non-fenestrated tightly-joined ENDOTHELIAL CELLS with TIGHT JUNCTIONS that form a transport barrier for certain substances between the cerebral capillaries and the BRAIN tissue.
Preferred term Blood-Brain Barrier
Entry term(s) Barrier, Blood-Brain
Barrier, Brain-Blood
Barrier, Hemato-Encephalic
Barriers, Blood-Brain
Barriers, Brain-Blood
Barriers, Hemato-Encephalic
Blood Brain Barrier
Blood-Brain Barriers
Brain Blood Barrier
Brain-Blood Barrier
Brain-Blood Barriers
Hemato Encephalic Barrier
Hemato-Encephalic Barrier
Hemato-Encephalic Barriers



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