cephalin(redirected from cephalins)
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a group of phospholipids found particularly in the brain and other nerve tissue.
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A term formerly applied to a group of phosphatidic esters resembling lecithin but containing either 2-ethanolamine or l-serine in the place of choline; these are now known as phosphatidylethanolamine and phosphatidylserine. These esters are widely distributed in the body, especially in the brain and spinal cord, and are used as local hemostatics and as reagents in liver function test.
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Any of a group of phospholipids found especially in the white matter of the brain and spinal cord.
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cephalinAn obsolete, nonspecific term for a lecithin-like phosphatidic ester that was differentiated from phosphatidylcholines by the presence of a primary amino group.
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