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Descriptor English: Cholesterol
Descriptor Spanish: Colesterol
Descriptor colesterol
Scope note: Principal esterol de todos los animales superiores. Se distribuye en los tejidos corporales, en especial en el cerebro y la médula espinal, así como en las grasas y aceites animales.
Descriptor Portuguese: Colesterol
Descriptor French: Cholestérol
Entry term(s): Epicholesterol
Tree number(s): D04.210.500.247.222.284
D04.210.500.247.808.197
D10.570.938.208
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002784
Scope note: The principal sterol of all higher animals, distributed in body tissues, especially the brain and spinal cord, and in animal fats and oils.
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specifics; /blood: consider also HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA and specifics; cholesterol granuloma: index CHOLESTEROL and GRANULOMA, FOREIGN-BODY
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
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
Entry Combination: antagonists & inhibitors:Anticholesteremic Agents
Registry Number: 97C5T2UQ7J
CAS Type 1 Name: Cholest-5-en-3-ol (3beta)-
Public MeSH Note: /blood was BLOOD CHOLESTEROL 1963-67
Online Note: use CHOLESTEROL to search BLOOD CHOLESTEROL 1966-67
History Note: /blood was BLOOD CHOLESTEROL 1963-67
Related: Embolism, Cholesterol MeSH
Hypercholesterolemia MeSH
DeCS ID: 2834
Unique ID: D002784
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Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/05/28
Cholesterol - Preferred
Concept UI M0004268
Scope note The principal sterol of all higher animals, distributed in body tissues, especially the brain and spinal cord, and in animal fats and oils.
Preferred term Cholesterol
Epicholesterol - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0004269
Preferred term Epicholesterol



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