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Descriptor English: Sucking Behavior
Descriptor Spanish: Conducta en la Lactancia
Descriptor Portuguese: Comportamento de Sucção
Descriptor French: Comportement de succion
Entry term(s): Behavior, Sucking
Behaviors, Sucking
Sucking Behaviors
Tree number(s): F01.145.916
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013391
Scope note: Any suction exerted by the mouth; response of the mammalian infant to draw milk from the breast. Includes sucking on inanimate objects. Not to be used for thumb sucking, which is indexed under fingersucking.
Annotation: human & animal
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
DE drug effects
ES ethics
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
Public MeSH Note: 68
History Note: 68(65)
DeCS ID: 13777
Unique ID: D013391
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Date Established: 1968/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2002/07/02
Sucking Behavior - Preferred
Concept UI M0020716
Scope note Any suction exerted by the mouth; response of the mammalian infant to draw milk from the breast. Includes sucking on inanimate objects. Not to be used for thumb sucking, which is indexed under fingersucking.
Preferred term Sucking Behavior
Entry term(s) Behavior, Sucking
Behaviors, Sucking
Sucking Behaviors



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