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Descriptor in English: Aging
Descriptor in Spanish: Envejecimiento
Descriptor in Portuguese: Envelhecimento
Descriptor in French: Vieillissement
Entry term(s): Aging, Biological
Biological Aging
Senescence
Tree number(s): G07.345.124
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
See also the descriptors: Cellular Senescence MeSH
Skin Aging MeSH
DeCS UI: 22101
Descriptor UI: D000375
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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