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Descriptor in English: Cholesterol
Descriptor in Spanish: Colesterol
Descriptor in Portuguese: Colesterol
Descriptor in 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
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: GEN or unspecified; prefer specifics; /biosyn /physiol permitted; /blood: consider also HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA & specifics; cholesterol granuloma = CHOLESTEROL + 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
Online Note: use CHOLESTEROL to search BLOOD CHOLESTEROL 1966-67
History Note: /blood was BLOOD CHOLESTEROL 1963-67
See also the descriptors: Embolism, Cholesterol MeSH
Hypercholesterolemia MeSH
DeCS UI: 2834
Descriptor UI: D002784
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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