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Descriptor English: Somatotypes
Descriptor Spanish: Somatotipos
Descriptor Portuguese: Somatotipos
Descriptor French: Somatotypes
Entry term(s): Body Build
Body Builds
Body Shape
Body Shapes
Body Type
Body Types
Build, Body
Builds, Body
Ectomorph
Ectomorphs
Endomorph
Endomorphs
Mesomorph
Mesomorphs
Somatotype
Type, Body
Types, Body
Tree number(s): E01.370.600.115.800
G07.100.800
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013008
Scope note: Body build determined on the basis of certain physical characteristics of body shape and BODY COMPOSITION. A somatotyping appraisal is a composite rating of the three basic body types: ectomorph (thin physique), endomorph (rounded physique), and mesomorph (athletic physique).
Allowable Qualifiers: GE genetics
PH physiology
PX psychology
DeCS ID: 13391
Unique ID: D013008
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/06/09
Somatotypes - Preferred
Concept UI M0020159
Scope note Body build determined on the basis of certain physical characteristics of body shape and BODY COMPOSITION. A somatotyping appraisal is a composite rating of the three basic body types: ectomorph (thin physique), endomorph (rounded physique), and mesomorph (athletic physique).
Preferred term Somatotypes
Entry term(s) Body Build
Body Builds
Body Type
Body Types
Build, Body
Builds, Body
Somatotype
Type, Body
Types, Body
Endomorph - Narrower
Concept UI M0020162
Preferred term Endomorph
Entry term(s) Endomorphs
Mesomorph - Narrower
Concept UI M0020163
Preferred term Mesomorph
Entry term(s) Mesomorphs
Ectomorph - Narrower
Concept UI M0020161
Preferred term Ectomorph
Entry term(s) Ectomorphs
Body Shape - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M000655197
Scope note The form of the outer surface of the body.
Preferred term Body Shape
Entry term(s) Body Shapes



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