|Qualifier in English:||etiology|
|Qualifier in Spanish:||etiología|
|Qualifier in Portuguese:||etiologia|
|Qualifier in French:||étiologie|
|Scope note:||Used with diseases for causative agents including microorganisms and includes environmental and social factors and personal habits as contributing factors. It includes pathogenesis.
|Annotation:||subhead only; includes "pathogenesis" & "causes"; see MeSH scope note in Introduction; indexing policy: Manual 19.8.33; DF: /etiol or /ET
|Online Note:||search policy: Online Manual; use: main heading/ET or ET (SH) or SUBS APPLY ET
|History Note:||66; used with Category C & F 1966-74; C & F3 1975 forward
|Date of Entry:||1973/12/27|
etiology - Preferred
|Scope note||Used with diseases for causative agents including microorganisms and includes environmental and social factors and personal habits as contributing factors. It includes pathogenesis.|
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