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Descriptor English: Disease
Descriptor Spanish: Enfermedad
Descriptor Portuguese: Doença
Descriptor French: Maladie
Entry term(s): Diseases
Tree number(s): C23.550.288
HP1.007.262.808
HP2.029
SP5.001.002.013
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004194
Scope note: A definite pathologic process with a characteristic set of signs and symptoms. It may affect the whole body or any of its parts, and its etiology, pathology, and prognosis may be known or unknown.
Annotation: general only as a physiological, pathological, philosophical concept, opposite "health"; Manual 23.5+; / econ permitted but consider also economic aspects of disease as ECONOMICS, MEDICAL; / psychol permitted but consider also psychogenic origin of disease as PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGIC DISORDERS
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
EH ethnology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
PX psychology
Entry Combination: diagnosis:Diagnosis
diet therapy:Diet Therapy
drug therapy:Drug Therapy
immunology:Immunity
mortality:Mortality
nursing:Nursing Care
epidemiology:Epidemiology
pathology:Pathology
prevention & control:Preventive Medicine
radiotherapy:Radiotherapy
rehabilitation:Rehabilitation
therapy:Therapeutics
transmission:Disease Transmission, Infectious
veterinary:Animal Diseases
Entry Version: DIS
DeCS ID: 28564
Unique ID: D004194
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: 2013/07/09
Disease - Preferred
Concept UI M0006564
Scope note A definite pathologic process with a characteristic set of signs and symptoms. It may affect the whole body or any of its parts, and its etiology, pathology, and prognosis may be known or unknown.
Preferred term Disease
Entry term(s) Diseases



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