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Descriptor English:   Primary Prevention 
Descriptor Spanish:   Prevención Primaria 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Prevenção Primária 
Synonyms English:   Disease Prevention, Primary
Disease Preventions, Primary
Prevention, Primary
Prevention, Primordial
Preventions, Primordial
Primary Disease Prevention
Primary Disease Preventions
Primordial Prevention
Primordial Preventions  
Tree Number:   N02.421.726.758
Definition English:   Specific practices for the prevention of disease or mental disorders in susceptible individuals or populations. These include HEALTH PROMOTION, including mental health; protective procedures, such as COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL; and monitoring and regulation of ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS. Primary prevention is to be distinguished from SECONDARY PREVENTION and TERTIARY PREVENTION. 
See Related English:   Preventive Dentistry
Preventive Health Services
Preventive Medicine
Preventive Psychiatry
Prophylactic Surgical Procedures
History Note English:   79 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
CL classification EC economics
ED education ES ethics
HI history IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence MT methods
OG organization & administration ST standards
SN statistics & numerical data TD trends
Record Number:   11758 
Unique Identifier:   D011322 

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