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Cholesterol Esters

Fatty acid esters of cholesterol which constitute about two-thirds of the cholesterol in the plasma. The accumulation of cholesterol esters in the arterial intima is a characteristic feature of atherosclerosis.

Year introduced: 1978(1976)

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Tree Number(s): D04.210.500., D04.210.500.247.808.197.200, D10.570.938.208.250

MeSH Unique ID: D002788

Entry Terms:

  • Esters, Cholesterol
  • Cholesteryl Esters
  • Esters, Cholesteryl

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