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Descriptor English: Retinal Pigment Epithelium
Descriptor Spanish: Epitelio Pigmentado de la Retina
Descriptor Portuguese: Epitélio Pigmentado da Retina
Descriptor French: Épithélium pigmentaire de la rétine
Entry term(s): Epithelium, Retinal Pigment
Pigment Epithelium, Retinal
Tree number(s): A09.371.670.500
A09.371.729.887
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D055213
Scope note: The single layer of pigment-containing epithelial cells in the RETINA, situated closely to the tips (outer segments) of the RETINAL PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS. These epithelial cells are macroglia that perform essential functions for the photoreceptor cells, such as in nutrient transport, phagocytosis of the shed photoreceptor membranes, and ensuring retinal attachment.
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Pigment Epithelium of Eye (1976-2008)
Retina (1963-2008)
Public MeSH Note: 2009; see PIGMENT EPITHELIUM OF EYE 1976-2008
History Note: 2009; use PIGMENT EPITHELIUM OF EYE 1976-2008
DeCS ID: 52978
Unique ID: D055213
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2009/01/01
Date of Entry: 2008/07/08
Revision Date: 2013/07/08
Retinal Pigment Epithelium - Preferred
Concept UI M0016849
Scope note The single layer of pigment-containing epithelial cells in the RETINA, situated closely to the tips (outer segments) of the RETINAL PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS. These epithelial cells are macroglia that perform essential functions for the photoreceptor cells, such as in nutrient transport, phagocytosis of the shed photoreceptor membranes, and ensuring retinal attachment.
Preferred term Retinal Pigment Epithelium
Entry term(s) Epithelium, Retinal Pigment
Pigment Epithelium, Retinal



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