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Descriptor English: Leydig Cells
Descriptor Spanish: Células Intersticiales del Testículo
Descriptor Portuguese: Células Intersticiais do Testículo
Descriptor French: Cellules de Leydig
Entry term(s): Cell, Leydig
Cell, Testicular Interstitial
Cells, Leydig
Cells, Testicular Interstitial
Interstitial Cell, Testicular
Interstitial Cells, Testicular
Leydig Cell
Testicular Interstitial Cell
Testicular Interstitial Cells
Tree number(s): A05.360.444.849.513
A06.300.312.782.513
A11.382.906
A11.436.513
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007985
Scope note: Steroid-producing cells in the interstitial tissue of the TESTIS. They are under the regulation of PITUITARY HORMONES; LUTEINIZING HORMONE; or interstitial cell-stimulating hormone. TESTOSTERONE is the major androgen (ANDROGENS) produced.
Annotation: do not confuse X ref interstitial cells here with interstitial cells of connective tissue ( = CONNECTIVE TISSUE CELLS)
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
Public MeSH Note: 68
History Note: 68(64)
DeCS ID: 8161
Unique ID: D007985
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Date Established: 1968/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Leydig Cells - Preferred
Concept UI M0012443
Scope note Steroid-producing cells in the interstitial tissue of the TESTIS. They are under the regulation of PITUITARY HORMONES; LUTEINIZING HORMONE; or interstitial cell-stimulating hormone. TESTOSTERONE is the major androgen (ANDROGENS) produced.
Preferred term Leydig Cells
Entry term(s) Cell, Leydig
Cell, Testicular Interstitial
Cells, Leydig
Cells, Testicular Interstitial
Interstitial Cell, Testicular
Interstitial Cells, Testicular
Leydig Cell
Testicular Interstitial Cell
Testicular Interstitial Cells



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