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Descriptor English:   Epithelioid Cells 
Descriptor Spanish:   CÚlulas Epitelioides 
Descriptor Portuguese:   CÚlulas Epitelioides 
Synonyms English:   Cell, Epithelioid
Cells, Epithelioid
Epithelioid Cell  
Tree Number:   A11.329.372.300
A11.627.482.300
A11.733.397.300
A15.382.670.522.300
A15.382.680.397.300
Definition English:   Characteristic cells of granulomatous hypersensitivity. They appear as large, flattened cells with increased endoplasmic reticulum. They are believed to be activated macrophages that have differentiated as a result of prolonged antigenic stimulation. Further differentiation or fusion of epithelioid cells is thought to produce multinucleated giant cells (GIANT CELLS). 
Indexing Annotation English:   a type of macrophage; do not confuse with EPITHELIAL CELLS
See Related English:   Giant Cells
 
History Note English:   90 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
CH chemistry CL classification
CY cytology DE drug effects
EN enzymology IM immunology
ME metabolism MI microbiology
PS parasitology PA pathology
PH physiology RE radiation effects
TR transplantation UL ultrastructure
VI virology  
Record Number:   24626 
Unique Identifier:   D015622 

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