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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0014609

NCI Thesaurus Code: C12710  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Tissue

NCIt Definition: The avascular cellular layers that cover body surfaces and cavities and may form glands.

RADLEX Definition: Portion of tissue, which consists of one or more layers of epithelial cells and a basement membrane; it covers the external surface of the body and lines the internal surfaces of the anatomical structures. Examples: simple squamous epithelium, glandular cuboidal epithelium, transitional epithelium, myoepithelium.

MSH Definition: The layers of EPITHELIAL CELLS which cover the inner and outer surfaces of the cutaneous, mucus, and serous tissues and glands of the body.

NCI-GLOSS Definition: A thin layer of tissue that covers organs, glands, and other structures within the body.

CSP Definition: thin layer of tissue that covers the inner or outer surfaces of organs, glands, and other structures within the body.

UWDA Definition: Tissue, which consists of one or more layers of epithelial cells and a basement membrane; it covers the external surface of the body and lines the internal surfaces of the anatomical structures. Examples: simple squamous epithelium, glandular cuboidal epithelium, transitional epithelium, myoepithelium.

FMA Definition: Portion of tissue, which consists of one or more layers of epithelial cells and a basement membrane; it covers the external surface of the body and lines the internal surfaces of the anatomical structures. Examples: simple squamous epithelium, glandular cuboidal epithelium, transitional epithelium, myoepithelium.

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Epithelial Tissues
epithelial tissue
Epithelium (body structure)
epithelium
epithel
Portion of epithelium
Textus epithelialis
Tissue, Epithelial
Tissues, Epithelial

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C12710 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
ACTIVE 1 SNOMEDCT_US
AN usually NIM with specific organ IM MSH
AQL AB AH BS CH DE DG EM EN GD IM IN IR ME MI PA PH PP PS RE SE SU TR UL VI MSH
AUTHORITY Nomina Anatomica FMA
AUTHORITY Rosse MD FMA
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000448009 SNOMEDCT_US
CHARACTERISTIC_TYPE_ID 900000000000011006 SNOMEDCT_US
CHARACTERISTIC_TYPE_ID 900000000000227009 SNOMEDCT_US
CTV3ID XaBby SNOMEDCT_US
DATE_LAST_MODIFIED Apr 14 1997 3:33:23:990PM FMA
DATE_LAST_MODIFIED Jul 30 1996 12:52:53:913PM FMA
DC 1 MSH
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000074008 SNOMEDCT_US
DID 2935-4235 CSP
DX 19660101 MSH
EC cytology:Epithelial Cells MSH
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20020131 SNOMEDCT_US
FMAID 9639 RADLEX
ICD-O-3_CODE C76.7 SNOMEDCT_US
LANGUAGE Latin FMA
MDA 19990101 MSH
MMR 20160531 MSH
MN A10.272 MSH
MODIFIER_ID 900000000000451002 SNOMEDCT_US
SOS A type of tissue that covers a body structure or lines a cavity. AOD
SOS The covering of the internal and the external organs of the body, also the lining of vessels, body cavities, glands, and organs. It consists of cells bound together by connective material and varies in the number of layers and the kinds of cells. AOD
SUBSET_MEMBER 446608001~MAPTARGET~C76.7 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 734138000~TARGETCOMPONENT~726961007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~XaBby SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
TERMUI T000898352 MSH
TERMUI T014791 MSH
TH NLM (1966) MSH
TH NLM (2017) MSH
TRANSLATION German: Epithel FMA
TRANSLATION Spanish: Epitelio FMA
TYPE_ID 900000000000003001 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000013009 SNOMEDCT_US
UWT Tissue UWDA

Additional Concept Data:  (none)

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