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Descriptor in English: Melena
Descriptor in Spanish: Melena
Descriptor in Portuguese: Melena
Descriptor in French: Méléna
Entry term(s): Melenas
Tree number(s): A12.459.764
C06.405.227.600
C23.550.414.788.600
Scope note: The black, tarry, foul-smelling FECES that contain degraded blood.
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
DeCS UI: 28168
Descriptor UI: D008551
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2006/07/05
Melena - Preferred
Concept UI M0013320
Scope note The black, tarry, foul-smelling FECES that contain degraded blood.
Preferred term Melena
Entry term(s) Melenas



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