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"Phospholipids" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Lipids containing one or more phosphate groups, particularly those derived from either glycerol (phosphoglycerides see GLYCEROPHOSPHOLIPIDS) or sphingosine (SPHINGOLIPIDS). They are polar lipids that are of great importance for the structure and function of cell membranes and are the most abundant of membrane lipids, although not stored in large amounts in the system.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Phospholipids" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Phospholipids" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 431 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 30 publications in 2013
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