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Descriptor in English: Endophenotypes
Descriptor in Spanish: Endofenotipos
Descriptor in Portuguese: Endofenótipos
Descriptor in French: Endophénotypes
Entry term(s): Endophenotype
Tree number(s): G05.695.224
Scope note: Measurable biological (physiological, biochemical, and anatomical features), behavioral (psychometric pattern) or cognitive markers that are found more often in individuals with a disease than in the general population. Because many endophenotypes are present before the disease onset and in individuals with heritable risk for disease such as unaffected family members, they can be used to help diagnose and search for causative genes.
Allowable Qualifiers: AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
ME metabolism
UR urine
History Note: 2011
See also the descriptors: Biomarkers MeSH
DeCS UI: 54335
Descriptor UI: D058068
Date Established: 2011/01/01
Date of Entry: 2010/06/25
Revision Date: 2015/07/14
Endophenotypes - Preferred
Concept UI M0540686
Scope note Measurable biological (physiological, biochemical, and anatomical features), behavioral (psychometric pattern) or cognitive markers that are found more often in individuals with a disease than in the general population. Because many endophenotypes are present before the disease onset and in individuals with heritable risk for disease such as unaffected family members, they can be used to help diagnose and search for causative genes.
Preferred term Endophenotypes
Entry term(s) Endophenotype



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