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Descriptor English: Swimming
Descriptor Spanish: Natación
Descriptor Portuguese: Natação
Descriptor French: Natation
Tree number(s): G11.427.410.568.800
G11.427.410.698.277.875
I03.350.875
I03.450.642.845.945.500
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013550
Scope note: An activity in which the body is propelled through water by specific movement of the arms and/or the legs. Swimming as propulsion through water by the movement of limbs, tail, or fins of animals is often studied as a form of PHYSICAL EXERTION or endurance.
Annotation: human & animal; /inj: coordinate with specific injury; consider also DIVING; index NIM for swimming in animal experiments on PHYSICAL EXERTION
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
IN injuries
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
PH physiology
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
DeCS ID: 13931
Unique ID: D013550
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: 2017/04/14
Swimming - Preferred
Concept UI M0020930
Scope note An activity in which the body is propelled through water by specific movement of the arms and/or the legs. Swimming as propulsion through water by the movement of limbs, tail, or fins of animals is often studied as a form of PHYSICAL EXERTION or endurance.
Preferred term Swimming



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