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Descriptor English: Procalcitonin
Descriptor Spanish: Polipéptido alfa Relacionado con Calcitonina
Descriptor Portuguese: Pró-Calcitonina
Descriptor French: Procalcitonine
Entry term(s): Calcitonin 1
Calcitonin Precursor Polyprotein
Calcitonin Related Polypeptide Alpha
Calcitonin-1
Pro-Calcitonin
Tree number(s): D06.472.699.666
D12.644.548.744
D12.776.811.555
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000077740
Scope note: A peptide prohormone precursor of CALCITONIN. It is normally present at low levels in serum, but is released into the bloodstream, primarily from neuroendocrine cells in the lungs and intestines, in response to INFLAMMATION and BACTERIAL INFECTIONS. It is a diagnostic marker for BACTEREMIA.
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DE drug effects
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UL ultrastructure
UR urine
Previous Indexing: Calcitonin (1981-2018)
Public MeSH Note: 2019; see CALCITONIN 1981-2018
History Note: 2019; use CALCITONIN 1981-2018
DeCS ID: 57741
Unique ID: D000077740
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2019/01/01
Date of Entry: 2018/07/09
Revision Date: 2018/05/22
Procalcitonin - Preferred
Concept UI M0093059
Scope note A peptide prohormone precursor of CALCITONIN. It is normally present at low levels in serum, but is released into the bloodstream, primarily from neuroendocrine cells in the lungs and intestines, in response to INFLAMMATION and BACTERIAL INFECTIONS. It is a diagnostic marker for BACTEREMIA.
Preferred term Procalcitonin
Entry term(s) Calcitonin 1
Calcitonin Precursor Polyprotein
Calcitonin Related Polypeptide Alpha
Calcitonin-1
Pro-Calcitonin



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