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Descriptor English: Lipofuscin
Descriptor Spanish: Lipofuscina
Descriptor Portuguese: Lipofuscina
Descriptor French: Lipofuscine
Tree number(s): D10.460
D23.767.550
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008062
Scope note: A naturally occurring lipid pigment with histochemical characteristics similar to ceroid. It accumulates in various normal tissues and apparently increases in quantity with age.
Annotation: a lipid pigment
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
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
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Previous Indexing: Lipids (1972-1974)
Pigments (1972-1974)
Public MeSH Note: 91; was see under PIGMENTS 1975-90
History Note: 91(75); was see under PIGMENTS 1975-90
DeCS ID: 8237
Unique ID: D008062
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Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1974/11/19
Revision Date: 2005/06/30
Lipofuscin - Preferred
Concept UI M0012564
Scope note A naturally occurring lipid pigment with histochemical characteristics similar to ceroid. It accumulates in various normal tissues and apparently increases in quantity with age.
Preferred term Lipofuscin



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