agranular endoplasmic reticulum

(redirected from smooth-surfaced endoplasmic reticulum)

a·gran·u·lar en·do·plas·mic re·tic·u·lum

endoplasmic reticulum that is lacking in ribosomes; involved in synthesis of complex lipids and fatty acids, detoxification of drugs, carbohydrate synthesis, and sequestering of Ca++.

agranular endoplasmic reticulum

a·gran·u·lar en·do·plas·mic reticulum

(ā-gran'yŭ-lăr en'dō-plaz'mik rĕ-tik'yŭ-lŭm)
Endoplasmic reticulum that is lacking in ribosomal granules; involved in synthesis of complex lipids and fatty acids, detoxification of drugs, carbohydrate synthesis, and sequestering of Ca++.