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Respiratory Burst MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Respiratory Burst
Tree Number(s)
G03.197.620
G04.270.620
Unique ID
D016897
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016897
Scope Note
A large increase in oxygen uptake by neutrophils and most types of tissue macrophages through activation of an NADPH-cytochrome b-dependent oxidase that reduces oxygen to a superoxide. Individuals with an inherited defect in which the oxidase that reduces oxygen to superoxide is decreased or absent (GRANULOMATOUS DISEASE, CHRONIC) often die as a result of recurrent bacterial infections.
Entry Term(s)
Oxidative Burst
Previous Indexing
Oxygen Consumption (1976-1991)
See Also
Granulomatous Disease, Chronic
Public MeSH Note
92
History Note
92
Date Established
1992/01/01
Date of Entry
1991/05/30
Revision Date
2016/07/01
Respiratory Burst Preferred
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