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Enterocytes MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Enterocytes
Tree Number(s)
A03.556.124.369.290
A10.615.550.444.290
A11.436.290
Unique ID
D020895
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020895
Scope Note
Absorptive cells in the lining of the INTESTINAL MUCOSA. They are differentiated EPITHELIAL CELLS with apical MICROVILLI facing the intestinal lumen. Enterocytes are more abundant in the SMALL INTESTINE than in the LARGE INTESTINE. Their microvilli greatly increase the luminal surface area of the cell by 14- to 40 fold.
Previous Indexing
Intestinal Mucosa (1968-1999)
Public MeSH Note
2000
History Note
2000
Date Established
2000/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/11/03
Revision Date
2005/06/30
Enterocytes Preferred
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