Descriptor English: Aphonia
Descriptor Spanish: Afonía
Descriptor afonía
Entry term(s) afonía espástica
Scope note: Pérdida completa de la fonación debida a una enfermedad orgánica de la laringe o a una causa no orgánica (p. ej., psicógena).
Descriptor Portuguese: Afonia
Descriptor French: Aphonie
Entry term(s): Absence of Voice
Aphonia Paralytica
Aphonia, Functional
Aphonia, Nonorganic
Aphonia, Spastic
Aphonias, Functional
Aphonias, Nonorganic
Aphonias, Spastic
Functional Aphonia
Functional Aphonias
Nonorganic Aphonia
Nonorganic Aphonias
Paralytica, Aphonia
Spastic Aphonia
Spastic Aphonias
Voice Absence
Voice Absences
Tree number(s): C08.360.940.160
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: Complete loss of phonation due to organic disease of the larynx or to nonorganic (i.e., psychogenic) causes.
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
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: Voice (1966-1968)
Public MeSH Note: 1972; see VOICE 1963-1971
History Note: 1972(1963)
DeCS ID: 27918
Unique ID: D001044
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Date Established: 1972/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1999/11/23
Aphonia - Preferred
Concept UI M0001582
Scope note Complete loss of phonation due to organic disease of the larynx or to nonorganic (i.e., psychogenic) causes.
Preferred term Aphonia
Entry term(s) Absence of Voice
Voice Absence
Voice Absences
Functional Aphonia - Narrower
Concept UI M0337358
Preferred term Functional Aphonia
Entry term(s) Aphonia, Functional
Aphonia, Nonorganic
Aphonias, Functional
Aphonias, Nonorganic
Functional Aphonias
Nonorganic Aphonia
Nonorganic Aphonias
Spastic Aphonia - Narrower
Concept UI M0337357
Preferred term Spastic Aphonia
Entry term(s) Aphonia, Spastic
Aphonias, Spastic
Spastic Aphonias
Aphonia Paralytica - Narrower
Concept UI M0337359
Preferred term Aphonia Paralytica
Entry term(s) Paralytica, Aphonia

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