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Descriptor English: Chromosomes, Human
Descriptor Spanish: Cromosomas Humanos
Descriptor Portuguese: Cromossomos Humanos
Descriptor French: Chromosomes humains
Entry term(s): Chromosome, Human
Human Chromosome
Human Chromosomes
Tree number(s): A11.284.187.520.300
G05.360.162.520.300
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002877
Scope note: Very long DNA molecules and associated proteins, HISTONES, and non-histone chromosomal proteins (CHROMOSOMAL PROTEINS, NON-HISTONE). Normally 46 chromosomes, including two sex chromosomes are found in the nucleus of human cells. They carry the hereditary information of the individual.
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specifics; do not coord with pre-coord chromosome terms, such as CHROMOSOME ABERRATIONS; CHROMOSOMAL PROTEINS, NON-HISTONE; etc.: check tag HUMANS will serve for these
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Chromosomes (1966-1977)
Public MeSH Note: 78
History Note: 78
DeCS ID: 2926
Unique ID: D002877
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1978/01/01
Date of Entry: 1977/04/27
Revision Date: 2013/07/09
Chromosomes, Human - Preferred
Concept UI M0004416
Scope note Very long DNA molecules and associated proteins, HISTONES, and non-histone chromosomal proteins (CHROMOSOMAL PROTEINS, NON-HISTONE). Normally 46 chromosomes, including two sex chromosomes are found in the nucleus of human cells. They carry the hereditary information of the individual.
Preferred term Chromosomes, Human
Entry term(s) Chromosome, Human
Human Chromosome
Human Chromosomes



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