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Descriptor English: Rationalization
Descriptor Spanish: Racionalización
Descriptor Portuguese: Racionalização
Descriptor French: Rationalisation
Tree number(s): F01.393.746
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011908
Scope note: A defense mechanism operating unconsciously, in which the individual attempts to justify or make consciously tolerable, by plausible means, feelings, behavior, and motives that would otherwise be intolerable.
Annotation: no qualif
Public MeSH Note: 91; was see under DEFENSE MECHANISMS 1975-90
Online Note: search DEFENSE MECHANISMS 1966-74
History Note: 91(75); was see under DEFENSE MECHANISMS 1975-90
DeCS ID: 12344
Unique ID: D011908
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Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1997/06/20
Rationalization - Preferred
Concept UI M0018510
Scope note A defense mechanism operating unconsciously, in which the individual attempts to justify or make consciously tolerable, by plausible means, feelings, behavior, and motives that would otherwise be intolerable.
Preferred term Rationalization



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