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Descriptor in English: secondary
Descriptor in Spanish: secundario
Descriptor in Portuguese: secundário
Descriptor in French: secondaire
Entry term(s): metastatic
Scope note: Used with neoplasms to indicate the secondary location to which the neoplastic process has metastasized.
Annotation: subhead only; for cancer only; use with organ/neopl precoords & with histol types; use with the secondary organ/neopl precoord & secondary histol type, but not for a primary cancer metastasizing to a secondary site ( = /pathology + NEOPLASM METASTASIS); see MeSH scope note in Introduction; indexing policy: Manual 19.8.65, 24.3.1; DF: /second or /SC
Online Note: search policy: Online Manual; use: main heading/SC or SC (SH) or SUBS APPLY SC
History Note: 80; used with Category C4 1980 forward
Entry Version: SECOND
Abbreviation: SC
DeCS UI: 22064
Descriptor UI: Q000556
Date Established: 1980/01/01
Date of Entry: 1979/05/24
Revision Date: 2003/07/22
secondary - Preferred
Concept UI M0030758
Scope note Used with neoplasms to indicate the secondary location to which the neoplastic process has metastasized.
Preferred term secondary
Entry term(s) metastatic



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