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Theca Cells MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Theca Cells
Tree Number(s)
A05.360.319.114.630.535.400
A06.300.312.497.535.600
A11.329.850
Unique ID
D013799
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013799
Scope Note
The flattened stroma cells forming a sheath or theca outside the basal lamina lining the mature OVARIAN FOLLICLE. Thecal interstitial or stromal cells are steroidogenic, and produce primarily ANDROGENS which serve as precusors of ESTROGENS in the GRANULOSA CELLS.
Entry Term(s)
Ovarian Interstitial Cells
Theca Externa
Theca Interna
See Also
Ovarian Follicle
Public MeSH Note
78; was see under GRAAFIAN FOLLICLE 1975-77; OVARIAN INTERSTITIAL CELLS was see under OVARY 1975-77
Online Note
use THECA CELLS to search OVARIAN INTERSTITIAL CELLS 1975-77
History Note
78(75); was see under GRAAFIAN FOLLICLE 1975-77; OVARIAN INTERSTITIAL CELLS was see under OVARY 1975-77
Date Established
1978/01/01
Date of Entry
1977/05/09
Revision Date
2018/06/30
Theca Cells Preferred
Theca Interna Related
Theca Externa Related
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