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Descriptor English: Enterocytes
Descriptor Spanish: Enterocitos
Descriptor Portuguese: Enterócitos
Descriptor French: Entérocytes
Entry term(s): Enterocyte
Tree number(s): A03.556.124.369.290
A10.615.550.444.290
A11.436.290
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020895
Scope note: Absorptive cells in the lining of the INTESTINAL MUCOSA. They are differentiated EPITHELIAL CELLS with apical MICROVILLI facing the intestinal lumen. Enterocytes are more abundant in the SMALL INTESTINE than in the LARGE INTESTINE. Their microvilli greatly increase the luminal surface area of the cell by 14- to 40 fold.
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
Previous Indexing: Intestinal Mucosa (1968-1999)
Public MeSH Note: 2000
History Note: 2000
DeCS ID: 34041
Unique ID: D020895
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Date Established: 2000/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/11/03
Revision Date: 2005/06/30
Enterocytes - Preferred
Concept UI M0328442
Scope note Absorptive cells in the lining of the INTESTINAL MUCOSA. They are differentiated EPITHELIAL CELLS with apical MICROVILLI facing the intestinal lumen. Enterocytes are more abundant in the SMALL INTESTINE than in the LARGE INTESTINE. Their microvilli greatly increase the luminal surface area of the cell by 14- to 40 fold.
Preferred term Enterocytes
Entry term(s) Enterocyte



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