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Descriptor in English: Primary Prevention
Descriptor in Spanish: Prevención Primaria
Descriptor in Portuguese: Prevenção Primária
Descriptor in French: Prévention primaire
Entry term(s): Disease Prevention, Primary
Disease Preventions, Primary
Prevention, Primary
Prevention, Primordial
Preventions, Primordial
Primary Disease Prevention
Primary Disease Preventions
Primordial Prevention
Primordial Preventions
Tree number(s): N02.421.726.758
N06.850.780.680
SP2.026.182
Scope note: 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.
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
OG organization & administration
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
History Note: 79
See also the descriptors: Preventive Dentistry MeSH
Preventive Health Services MeSH
Preventive Medicine MeSH
Preventive Psychiatry MeSH
Prophylactic Surgical Procedures MeSH
DeCS UI: 11758
Descriptor UI: D011322
Date Established: 1979/01/01
Date of Entry: 1978/05/09
Revision Date: 2017/02/24
Primary Prevention - Preferred
Concept UI M0017578
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Primary Prevention
Entry term(s) Disease Prevention, Primary
Disease Preventions, Primary
Prevention, Primary
Primary Disease Prevention
Primary Disease Preventions
Primordial Prevention - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M000605493
Preferred term Primordial Prevention
Entry term(s) Prevention, Primordial
Preventions, Primordial
Primordial Preventions



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