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Descriptor English: Meconium Aspiration Syndrome
Descriptor Spanish: Síndrome de Aspiración de Meconio
Descriptor Portuguese: Síndrome de Aspiração de Mecônio
Descriptor French: Syndrome d'aspiration méconiale
Entry term(s): Aspiration Syndrome, Meconium
Aspiration, Meconium
Meconium Aspiration
Meconium Inhalation
Syndrome, Meconium Aspiration
Tree number(s): C08.381.520.687
C08.618.580
C13.703.277.785
C16.300.580
C16.614.580
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008471
Scope note: A condition caused by inhalation of MECONIUM into the LUNG of FETUS or NEWBORN, usually due to vigorous respiratory movements during difficult PARTURITION or respiratory system abnormalities. Meconium aspirate may block small airways leading to difficulties in PULMONARY GAS EXCHANGE and ASPIRATION PNEUMONIA.
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
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
Previous Indexing: Asphyxia Neonatorum (1977-1987)
Aspiration (1975-1987)
Infant, Newborn, Diseases (1971-1983)
Meconium (1966-1987)
Pneumonia, Aspiration (1966-1987)
Respiratory Distress Syndrome (1971-1987)
Public MeSH Note: 2006; see MECONIUM ASPIRATION 1988-2005
History Note: 2006 (1988)
DeCS ID: 22939
Unique ID: D008471
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1988/01/01
Date of Entry: 1987/03/25
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Meconium Aspiration Syndrome - Preferred
Concept UI M0013186
Scope note A condition caused by inhalation of MECONIUM into the LUNG of FETUS or NEWBORN, usually due to vigorous respiratory movements during difficult PARTURITION or respiratory system abnormalities. Meconium aspirate may block small airways leading to difficulties in PULMONARY GAS EXCHANGE and ASPIRATION PNEUMONIA.
Preferred term Meconium Aspiration Syndrome
Entry term(s) Aspiration Syndrome, Meconium
Aspiration, Meconium
Meconium Aspiration
Meconium Inhalation
Syndrome, Meconium Aspiration



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