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Descriptor English: Ceramides
Descriptor Spanish: Ceramidas
Descriptor Portuguese: Ceramidas
Descriptor French: Céramides
Tree number(s): D02.065.313
D09.400.410.420.525.200
D10.390.470.675.200
D10.570.877.360.612.200
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002518
Scope note: Members of the class of neutral glycosphingolipids. They are the basic units of SPHINGOLIPIDS. They are sphingoids attached via their amino groups to a long chain fatty acyl group. They abnormally accumulate in FABRY DISEASE.
Annotation: carbohydrate ceramides: index under CEREBROSIDES (one carbohydrate group) or NEUTRAL GLYCOSPHINGOLIPIDS (more than one carbohydrate group)
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Previous Indexing: Amino Alcohols (1966-1971)
Fatty Acids (1966-1971)
Glycols (1966-1971)
Public MeSH Note: 72
History Note: 72
Related: Fabry Disease MeSH
DeCS ID: 2555
Unique ID: D002518
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1972/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2006/07/05
Ceramides - Preferred
Concept UI M0003838
Scope note Members of the class of neutral glycosphingolipids. They are the basic units of SPHINGOLIPIDS. They are sphingoids attached via their amino groups to a long chain fatty acyl group. They abnormally accumulate in FABRY DISEASE.
Preferred term Ceramides



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