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Descriptor English: Hygiene
Descriptor Spanish: Higiene
Descriptor Portuguese: Higiene
Descriptor French: Hygiène
Tree number(s): E02.547
N06.850.670
SP4.019
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006920
Scope note: The science dealing with the establishment and maintenance of health in the individual and the group. It includes the conditions and practices conducive to health. (Webster, 3d ed)
Annotation: hygiene as a principle & personal hygiene go here; dental hygiene = DENTAL HYGIENE see ORAL HYGIENE; industrial hygiene = INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE see OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH; mental hygiene = MENTAL HYGIENE see MENTAL HEALTH; MILITARY HYGIENE is also available
Allowable Qualifiers: EC economics
ED education
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
ST standards
DeCS ID: 28450
Unique ID: D006920
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Hygiene - Preferred
Concept UI M0010797
Scope note The science dealing with the establishment and maintenance of health in the individual and the group. It includes the conditions and practices conducive to health. (Webster, 3d ed)
Preferred term Hygiene



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