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Descriptor English: Macromolecular Substances
Descriptor Spanish: Sustancias Macromoleculares
Descriptor Portuguese: Substâncias Macromoleculares
Descriptor French: Structures macromoléculaires
Entry term(s): Complexes, Macromolecular
Compounds, Macromolecular
Macromolecular Complexes
Macromolecular Compounds
Macromolecular Compounds and Complexes
Substances, Macromolecular
Tree number(s): D05
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D046911
Scope note: Compounds and molecular complexes that consist of very large numbers of atoms and are generally over 500 kDa in size. In biological systems macromolecular substances usually can be visualized using ELECTRON MICROSCOPY and are distinguished from ORGANELLES by the lack of a membrane structure.
Annotation: general only; do not use as a routine coordinate with specific macromolecular substances
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UL ultrastructure
UR urine
Public MeSH Note: 2005; see MACROMOLECULAR SYSTEMS 1966-2004
History Note: 2005
DeCS ID: 38682
Unique ID: D046911
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Date Established: 2005/01/01
Date of Entry: 2004/07/07
Revision Date: 2010/06/25
Macromolecular Substances - Preferred
Concept UI M0455942
Scope note Compounds and molecular complexes that consist of very large numbers of atoms and are generally over 500 kDa in size. In biological systems macromolecular substances usually can be visualized using ELECTRON MICROSCOPY and are distinguished from ORGANELLES by the lack of a membrane structure.
Preferred term Macromolecular Substances
Entry term(s) Macromolecular Compounds and Complexes
Substances, Macromolecular
Macromolecular Complexes - Narrower
Concept UI M0332993
Preferred term Macromolecular Complexes
Entry term(s) Complexes, Macromolecular
Macromolecular Compounds - Narrower
Concept UI M0455943
Preferred term Macromolecular Compounds
Entry term(s) Compounds, Macromolecular



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