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Descriptor English: Ulcer
Descriptor Spanish: Úlcera
Descriptor Portuguese: Úlcera
Descriptor French: Ulcère
Entry term(s): Ulcers
Tree number(s): C23.550.891
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014456
Scope note: A lesion on the surface of the skin or a mucous surface, produced by the sloughing of inflammatory necrotic tissue.
Annotation: coord IM with organ/dis precoord (IM) but note specific precoord ulcer terms; RODENT ULCER see CARCINOMA, BASAL CELL is available; stress ulcer: index under PEPTIC ULCER or specific (IM) + STRESS, PHYSIOLOGICAL or STRESS, PSYCHOLOGICAL (IM)
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
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
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
DeCS ID: 14854
Unique ID: D014456
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: 2008/07/10
Ulcer - Preferred
Concept UI M0022226
Scope note A lesion on the surface of the skin or a mucous surface, produced by the sloughing of inflammatory necrotic tissue.
Preferred term Ulcer
Entry term(s) Ulcers



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