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Descriptor English: Precipitating Factors
Descriptor Spanish: Factores Desencadenantes
Descriptor Portuguese: Fatores Desencadeantes
Descriptor French: Facteurs précipitants
Entry term(s): Factor, Precipitating
Factors, Precipitating
Precipitating Factor
Tree number(s): N05.715.350.200.650
N06.850.490.625.500
SP5.001.042.083
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015985
Scope note: Factors associated with the definitive onset of a disease, illness, accident, behavioral response, or course of action. Usually one factor is more important or more obviously recognizable than others, if several are involved, and one may often be regarded as "necessary". Examples include exposure to specific disease; amount or level of an infectious organism, drug, or noxious agent, etc.
Annotation: IM general only; coordinate NIM with disease, accident, or behavioral response
Previous Indexing: Risk (1966-1989)
specific disease/epidemiology (1966-1989)
specific disease/etiology (1966-1989)
Public MeSH Note: 90
History Note: 90
DeCS ID: 24839
Unique ID: D015985
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1990/01/01
Date of Entry: 1989/05/25
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Precipitating Factors - Preferred
Concept UI M0024435
Scope note Factors associated with the definitive onset of a disease, illness, accident, behavioral response, or course of action. Usually one factor is more important or more obviously recognizable than others, if several are involved, and one may often be regarded as "necessary". Examples include exposure to specific disease; amount or level of an infectious organism, drug, or noxious agent, etc.
Preferred term Precipitating Factors
Entry term(s) Factor, Precipitating
Factors, Precipitating
Precipitating Factor



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