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Descriptor English: Baths
Descriptor Spanish: Baños
Descriptor Portuguese: Banhos
Descriptor French: Bains
Entry term(s): Bath
Tree number(s): E02.056.110
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001494
Scope note: The immersion or washing of the body or any of its parts in water or other medium for cleansing or medical treatment. It includes bathing for personal hygiene as well as for medical purposes with the addition of therapeutic agents, such as alkalines, antiseptics, oil, etc.
Annotation: for personal hygiene or med treatment; at home or in hosp, often not plain water (see note on HYDROTHERAPY), usually with additives; do not confuse with BALNEOLOGY (see note there); general only or unspecified; prefer specifics; note MUD BATHS see MUD THERAPY & SAND BATHS see AMMOTHERAPY; bathing in seawater is probably CLIMATOTHERAPY
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
DeCS ID: 1514
Unique ID: D001494
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/06/26
Baths - Preferred
Concept UI M0002228
Scope note The immersion or washing of the body or any of its parts in water or other medium for cleansing or medical treatment. It includes bathing for personal hygiene as well as for medical purposes with the addition of therapeutic agents, such as alkalines, antiseptics, oil, etc.
Preferred term Baths
Entry term(s) Bath



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