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Descriptor English: Epithelioid Cells
Descriptor Spanish: Células Epitelioides
Descriptor Portuguese: Células Epitelioides
Descriptor French: Cellules épithélioïdes
Entry term(s): Cell, Epithelioid
Cells, Epithelioid
Epithelioid Cell
Tree number(s): A11.329.372.300
A11.627.482.300
A11.733.397.300
A15.382.670.522.300
A15.382.680.397.300
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015622
Scope note: Characteristic cells of granulomatous hypersensitivity. They appear as large, flattened cells with increased endoplasmic reticulum. They are believed to be activated macrophages that have differentiated as a result of prolonged antigenic stimulation. Further differentiation or fusion of epithelioid cells is thought to produce multinucleated giant cells (GIANT CELLS).
Annotation: a type of macrophage; do not confuse with EPITHELIAL 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
Previous Indexing: Epithelium (1966-1989)
Macrophages (1966-1989)
Public MeSH Note: 90
History Note: 90
Related: Giant Cells MeSH
DeCS ID: 24626
Unique ID: D015622
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Date Established: 1990/01/01
Date of Entry: 1989/03/29
Revision Date: 2018/06/30
Epithelioid Cells - Preferred
Concept UI M0023966
Scope note Characteristic cells of granulomatous hypersensitivity. They appear as large, flattened cells with increased endoplasmic reticulum. They are believed to be activated macrophages that have differentiated as a result of prolonged antigenic stimulation. Further differentiation or fusion of epithelioid cells is thought to produce multinucleated giant cells (GIANT CELLS).
Preferred term Epithelioid Cells
Entry term(s) Cell, Epithelioid
Cells, Epithelioid
Epithelioid Cell



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