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Descriptor English: Self Mutilation
Descriptor Spanish: Automutilación
Descriptor Portuguese: Automutilação
Descriptor French: Automutilation
Entry term(s): Mutilation, Self
Tree number(s): C26.780
F01.145.126.980.750
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012652
Scope note: The act of injuring one's own body to the extent of cutting off or permanently destroying a limb or other essential part of a body.
Annotation: SELF-INJURIOUS BEHAVIOR is also available
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
DeCS ID: 13038
Unique ID: D012652
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2010/06/25
Self Mutilation - Preferred
Concept UI M0019617
Scope note The act of injuring one's own body to the extent of cutting off or permanently destroying a limb or other essential part of a body.
Preferred term Self Mutilation
Entry term(s) Mutilation, Self



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