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Descriptor English: Cilia
Descriptor Spanish: Cilios
Descriptor Portuguese: Cílios
Descriptor French: Cils vibratiles
Entry term(s): Cilia, Motile
Cilia, Nodal
Cilia, Primary
Cilium
Cilium, Motile
Cilium, Nodal
Cilium, Primary
Motile Cilia
Motile Cilium
Nodal Cilia
Nodal Cilium
Primary Cilia
Primary Cilium
Tree number(s): A11.284.180.165
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002923
Scope note: Populations of thin, motile processes found covering the surface of ciliates (CILIOPHORA) or the free surface of the cells making up ciliated EPITHELIUM. Each cilium arises from a basic granule in the superficial layer of CYTOPLASM. The movement of cilia propels ciliates through the liquid in which they live. The movement of cilia on a ciliated epithelium serves to propel a surface layer of mucus or fluid. (King & Stansfield, A Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 65
History Note: 65(64)
Related: Epithelium MeSH
DeCS ID: 2949
Unique ID: D002923
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Date Established: 1965/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/01/16
Cilia - Preferred
Concept UI M0004475
Scope note Populations of thin, motile processes found covering the surface of ciliates (CILIOPHORA) or the free surface of the cells making up ciliated EPITHELIUM. Each cilium arises from a basic granule in the superficial layer of CYTOPLASM. The movement of cilia propels ciliates through the liquid in which they live. The movement of cilia on a ciliated epithelium serves to propel a surface layer of mucus or fluid. (King & Stansfield, A Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)
Preferred term Cilia
Entry term(s) Cilium
Primary Cilia - Narrower
Concept UI M000676782
Preferred term Primary Cilia
Entry term(s) Cilia, Primary
Cilium, Primary
Primary Cilium
Motile Cilia - Narrower
Concept UI M000676783
Preferred term Motile Cilia
Entry term(s) Cilia, Motile
Cilium, Motile
Motile Cilium
Nodal Cilia - Narrower
Concept UI M000676797
Preferred term Nodal Cilia
Entry term(s) Cilia, Nodal
Cilium, Nodal
Nodal Cilium



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