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Descriptor English: Merkel Cells
Descriptor Spanish: Células de Merkel
Descriptor Portuguese: Células de Merkel
Descriptor French: Cellules de Merkel
Entry term(s): Cell, Merkel
Cells, Merkel
Merkel Cell
Merkel Receptor
Merkel Receptors
Merkel's Receptor
Merkel's Receptors
Merkels Receptor
Receptor, Merkel
Receptor, Merkel's
Receptors, Merkel
Receptors, Merkel's
Receptors, Merkels
Tree number(s): A08.675.650.915.750.425
A08.800.950.750.425
A11.409.875
A11.436.660
A11.671.650.915.750.425
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018862
Scope note: Modified epidermal cells located in the stratum basale. They are found mostly in areas where sensory perception is acute, such as the fingertips. Merkel cells are closely associated with an expanded terminal bulb of an afferent myelinated nerve fiber. Do not confuse with Merkel's corpuscle which is a combination of a neuron and an epidermal cell.
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
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
Public MeSH Note: 96; MERKEL'S RECEPTOR was see MECHANORECEPTORS 1994-95
Online Note: use MECHANORECEPTORS to search MERKEL'S RECEPTOR 1994-95
History Note: 96; MERKEL'S RECEPTOR was see MECHANORECEPTORS 1994-95
Related: Carcinoma, Merkel Cell MeSH
DeCS ID: 32690
Unique ID: D018862
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Date Established: 1996/01/01
Date of Entry: 1995/06/08
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Merkel Cells - Preferred
Concept UI M0028216
Scope note Modified epidermal cells located in the stratum basale. They are found mostly in areas where sensory perception is acute, such as the fingertips. Merkel cells are closely associated with an expanded terminal bulb of an afferent myelinated nerve fiber. Do not confuse with Merkel's corpuscle which is a combination of a neuron and an epidermal cell.
Preferred term Merkel Cells
Entry term(s) Cell, Merkel
Cells, Merkel
Merkel Cell
Merkel Receptor
Merkel Receptors
Merkel's Receptor
Merkel's Receptors
Merkels Receptor
Receptor, Merkel
Receptor, Merkel's
Receptors, Merkel
Receptors, Merkel's
Receptors, Merkels



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