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Descriptor English: Aging
Descriptor Spanish: Envejecimiento
Descriptor Portuguese: Envelhecimento
Descriptor French: Vieillissement
Entry term(s): Aging, Biological
Biological Aging
Senescence
Tree number(s): G07.345.124
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000375
Scope note: The gradual irreversible changes in structure and function of an organism that occur as a result of the passage of time.
Annotation: human & animal; IM; aging process anywhere between birth & old age; differentiation from other age-related terms: Manual 28.16, 34.10; "aging" of lower organisms, cultures, drugs, etc. is probably TIME FACTORS; AGING, PREMATURE is also available
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
DE drug effects
EH ethnology
ES ethics
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
PA pathology
PH physiology
PX psychology
RE radiation effects
UR urine
Related: Cellular Senescence MeSH
Skin Aging MeSH
DeCS ID: 22101
Unique ID: D000375
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: 2017/07/17
Aging - Preferred
Concept UI M0000573
Scope note The gradual irreversible changes in structure and function of an organism that occur as a result of the passage of time.
Preferred term Aging
Senescence - Narrower
Concept UI M0000575
Preferred term Senescence
Biological Aging - Narrower
Concept UI M0000574
Preferred term Biological Aging
Entry term(s) Aging, Biological



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