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Choline Deficiency MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Choline Deficiency
Tree Number(s)
C18.654.521.500.133.699.160
Unique ID
D002796
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002796
Scope Note
A condition produced by a deficiency of CHOLINE in animals. Choline is known as a lipotropic agent because it has been shown to promote the transport of excess fat from the liver under certain conditions in laboratory animals. Combined deficiency of choline (included in the B vitamin complex) and all other methyl group donors causes liver cirrhosis in some animals. Unlike compounds normally considered as vitamins, choline does not serve as a cofactor in enzymatic reactions. (From Saunders Dictionary & Encyclopedia of Laboratory Medicine and Technology, 1984)
Entry Version
CHOLINE DEFIC
Entry Term(s)
Deficiency, Choline
Public MeSH Note
67
History Note
67(64)
Date Established
1967/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2003/07/09
Choline Deficiency Preferred
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