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Descriptor in English: Rheumatology
Descriptor in Spanish: Reumatología
Descriptor in Portuguese: Reumatologia
Descriptor in French: Rhumatologie
Tree number(s): H02.403.429.730
Scope note: A subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the study of inflammatory or degenerative processes and metabolic derangement of connective tissue structures which pertain to a variety of musculoskeletal disorders, such as arthritis.
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: 80
See also the descriptors: Collagen Diseases MeSH
Rheumatic Diseases MeSH
DeCS UI: 12630
Descriptor UI: D012219
Date Established: 1980/01/01
Date of Entry: 1979/05/29
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Rheumatology - Preferred
Concept UI M0019018
Scope note A subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the study of inflammatory or degenerative processes and metabolic derangement of connective tissue structures which pertain to a variety of musculoskeletal disorders, such as arthritis.
Preferred term Rheumatology



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