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Descriptor English: Lipids
Descriptor Spanish: Lípidos
Descriptor Portuguese: Lipídeos
Descriptor French: Lipides
Entry term(s): Lipid
Tree number(s): D10
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008055
Scope note: A generic term for fats and lipoids, the alcohol-ether-soluble constituents of protoplasm, which are insoluble in water. They comprise the fats, fatty oils, essential oils, waxes, phospholipids, glycolipids, sulfolipids, aminolipids, chromolipids (lipochromes), and fatty acids. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specifics; differentiate from FATS; /blood: consider also HYPERLIPIDEMIAS & specifics; dyslipidemia, especially in foreign literature, is probably HYPERLIPIDEMIAS or its specifics; DIETARY FATS is also available
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
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Entry Combination: metabolism:Lipid Metabolism
Public MeSH Note: /blood was BLOOD LIPIDS 1963-67; /metabolism was LIPID METABOLISM 1963-65
History Note: /blood was BLOOD LIPIDS 1963-67; /metabolism was LIPID METABOLISM 1963-65
Related: Fats MeSH
Hyperlipidemias MeSH
Hypolipidemic Agents MeSH
DeCS ID: 8230
Unique ID: D008055
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Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Lipids - Preferred
Concept UI M0012553
Scope note A generic term for fats and lipoids, the alcohol-ether-soluble constituents of protoplasm, which are insoluble in water. They comprise the fats, fatty oils, essential oils, waxes, phospholipids, glycolipids, sulfolipids, aminolipids, chromolipids (lipochromes), and fatty acids. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
Preferred term Lipids
Entry term(s) Lipid



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