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Descriptor English: Pedophilia
Descriptor Spanish: Pedofilia
Descriptor Portuguese: Pedofilia
Descriptor French: Pédophilie
Entry term(s): Pederasties
Pederasty
Pedophilias
Tree number(s): F03.657.600
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010378
Scope note: A sexual disorder occurring in a person 16 years or older and that is recurrent with intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving sexual activity with a prepubescent child (generally age 13 or younger). (from APA, DSM-IV, 1994).
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 91; was see under PARAPHILIAS 1981-90; was see under SEX DEVIATION 1969-80
Online Note: search PARAPHILIAS 1969-74
History Note: 91(75); was see under PARAPHILIAS 1981-90; was see under SEX DEVIATION 1969-80
DeCS ID: 10571
Unique ID: D010378
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Pedophilia - Preferred
Concept UI M0016094
Scope note A sexual disorder occurring in a person 16 years or older and that is recurrent with intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving sexual activity with a prepubescent child (generally age 13 or younger). (from APA, DSM-IV, 1994).
Preferred term Pedophilia
Entry term(s) Pederasties
Pederasty
Pedophilias



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