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smooth endoplasmic reticulum


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(SER)

The intracellular membrane complex that encloses a separate compartment which is more tubular than the sheet-like rough endoplasmic reticulum (RER), although the membranes are similar. SER is conspicuous in cells concerned with lipid metabolism and in hepatocytes following administration of lipophilic drugs.

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