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Descriptor English: Neurites
Descriptor Spanish: Neuritas
Descriptor Portuguese: Neuritos
Descriptor French: Neurites
Entry term(s): Neurite
Tree number(s): A08.675.256.500
A08.675.542.145.500
A11.284.180.610
A11.671.501.145.500
A11.671.543
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016501
Scope note: In tissue culture, hairlike projections of neurons stimulated by growth factors and other molecules. These projections may go on to form a branched tree of dendrites or a single axon or they may be reabsorbed at a later stage of development. "Neurite" may refer to any filamentous or pointed outgrowth of an embryonal or tissue-culture neural cell.
Annotation: do not confuse with the French "nevrite" or other vernac "nevrit-" which means "neuritis"
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Axons (1967-1991)
Neurons (1970-1991)
Public MeSH Note: 92
History Note: 92
Related: Growth Cones MeSH
Nerve Growth Factors MeSH
DeCS ID: 29934
Unique ID: D016501
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Date Established: 1992/01/01
Date of Entry: 1991/01/03
Revision Date: 2000/06/22
Neurites - Preferred
Concept UI M0025196
Scope note In tissue culture, hairlike projections of neurons stimulated by growth factors and other molecules. These projections may go on to form a branched tree of dendrites or a single axon or they may be reabsorbed at a later stage of development. "Neurite" may refer to any filamentous or pointed outgrowth of an embryonal or tissue-culture neural cell.
Preferred term Neurites
Entry term(s) Neurite



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