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Descriptor English: Fluoridation
Descriptor Spanish: Fluoruración
Descriptor fluoruración
Entry term(s) desfluoración
desfluoruración
fluorización
fluoruración de la leche
fluoruración de la sal
Scope note: Adición de fluoruro al agua y a otras bebidas o alimentos para prevenir la caries dental.
Descriptor Portuguese: Fluoretação
Descriptor French: Enrichissement en fluor
Entry term(s): Fluoridation, Milk
Fluoridation, Salt
Fluoridation, Water
Milk Fluoridation
Salt Fluoridation
Water Fluoridation
Tree number(s): E06.761.382
N06.890.235
SP4.895.141.712.348.234
VS4.001.001.002.002.002
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005457
Scope note: Practice of adding fluoride to water, and other food or beverages, for the purpose of preventing tooth decay and tooth cavities.
Annotation: ‌/‌adv ‌eff permitted but more likely is FLUORIDES ‌/‌adv ‌eff or specific fluoride term /adv eff; coordinate with substance fluoridated
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
Public MeSH Note: 65
History Note: 65
DeCS ID: 28447
Unique ID: D005457
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1965/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/03/08
Fluoridation - Preferred
Concept UI M0008613
Scope note Practice of adding fluoride to water, and other food or beverages, for the purpose of preventing tooth decay and tooth cavities.
Preferred term Fluoridation
Milk Fluoridation - Narrower
Concept UI M000639564
Preferred term Milk Fluoridation
Entry term(s) Fluoridation, Milk
Water Fluoridation - Narrower
Concept UI M000639562
Preferred term Water Fluoridation
Entry term(s) Fluoridation, Water
Salt Fluoridation - Narrower
Concept UI M000639563
Preferred term Salt Fluoridation
Entry term(s) Fluoridation, Salt



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