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Descriptor English: Lymphocytes
Descriptor Spanish: Linfocitos
Descriptor Portuguese: Linfócitos
Descriptor French: Lymphocytes
Entry term(s): Cell, Lymphoid
Cells, Lymphoid
Lymphocyte
Lymphoid Cell
Lymphoid Cells
Tree number(s): A11.118.637.555.567
A15.145.229.637.555.567
A15.382.490.555.567
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008214
Scope note: White blood cells formed in the body's lymphoid tissue. The nucleus is round or ovoid with coarse, irregularly clumped chromatin while the cytoplasm is typically pale blue with azurophilic (if any) granules. Most lymphocytes can be classified as either T or B (with subpopulations of each), or NATURAL KILLER CELLS.
Annotation: general; prefer specifics; decrease in number = LYMPHOPENIA; excess number = LYMPHOCYTOSIS; note many specific precoordinated lymphocyte terms are available
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
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Entry Combination: transplantation:Lymphocyte Transfusion
Related: Antilymphocyte Serum MeSH
DeCS ID: 23303
Unique ID: D008214
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Lymphocytes - Preferred
Concept UI M0012806
Scope note White blood cells formed in the body's lymphoid tissue. The nucleus is round or ovoid with coarse, irregularly clumped chromatin while the cytoplasm is typically pale blue with azurophilic (if any) granules. Most lymphocytes can be classified as either T or B (with subpopulations of each), or NATURAL KILLER CELLS.
Preferred term Lymphocytes
Entry term(s) Lymphocyte
Lymphoid Cells - Broader
Concept UI M0012807
Preferred term Lymphoid Cells
Entry term(s) Cell, Lymphoid
Cells, Lymphoid
Lymphoid Cell



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