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Descriptor English: Balneology
Descriptor Spanish: Balneología
Descriptor Portuguese: Balneologia
Descriptor French: Balnéologie
Entry term(s): Balneotherapy
Tree number(s): E02.056
HP3.018.091
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001452
Scope note: Therapy by various hot or warm baths in natural mineral waters, spas, or "cures". It includes not only bathing in, but also drinking the waters, but it does not include whirlpool baths (HYDROTHERAPY).
Annotation: differentiate from HYDROTHERAPY where emphasis is on plain water (not natural mineral water; see note there); coordinate with MINERAL WATERS as appropriate
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
Entry Version: BALNEOL
Related: Health Resorts MeSH
Mineral Waters MeSH
DeCS ID: 1474
Unique ID: D001452
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/06/30
Balneology - Preferred
Concept UI M0002161
Scope note Therapy by various hot or warm baths in natural mineral waters, spas, or "cures". It includes not only bathing in, but also drinking the waters, but it does not include whirlpool baths (HYDROTHERAPY).
Preferred term Balneology
Balneotherapy - Narrower
Concept UI M0002162
Preferred term Balneotherapy



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