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Descriptor English: Pleural Effusion
Descriptor Spanish: Derrame Pleural
Descriptor Portuguese: Derrame Pleural
Descriptor French: Épanchement pleural
Entry term(s): Effusion, Pleural
Effusions, Pleural
Pleural Effusions
Tree number(s): C08.528.652
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010996
Scope note: Presence of fluid in the pleural cavity resulting from excessive transudation or exudation from the pleural surfaces. It is a sign of disease and not a diagnosis in itself.
Annotation: PLEURAL EFFUSION, MALIGNANT is also available
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
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
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 1968; was PLEURAL EFFUSIONS 1963-1967
Online Note: use PLEURAL EFFUSION to search PLEURAL EFFUSIONS 1966-1967
History Note: 1968; was in Cat A & C 1968-1983, was PLEURAL EFFUSIONS in Cat A & C 1963-1967
Related: Thoracentesis MeSH
Yellow Nail Syndrome MeSH
DeCS ID: 11425
Unique ID: D010996
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Date Established: 1968/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/06/22
Pleural Effusion - Preferred
Concept UI M0017043
Scope note Presence of fluid in the pleural cavity resulting from excessive transudation or exudation from the pleural surfaces. It is a sign of disease and not a diagnosis in itself.
Preferred term Pleural Effusion
Entry term(s) Effusion, Pleural
Effusions, Pleural
Pleural Effusions



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