Descriptor English: Epidemiology
Descriptor Spanish: Epidemiología
Descriptor Portuguese: Epidemiologia
Descriptor French: Épidémiologie
Tree number(s): H02.403.720.500
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: Field of medicine concerned with the determination of causes, incidence, and characteristic behavior of disease outbreaks affecting human populations. It includes the interrelationships of host, agent, and environment as related to the distribution and control of disease.
Annotation: SPEC only: SPEC qualif; prefer /epidemiol with diseases: Manual 19.7+, 19.8.31; do not confuse with TOPOGRAPHY, MEDICAL: epidemiol emphasizes disease outbreaks & disease-related conditions, topography emphasizes geography-related events; DF: EPIDEMIOL
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC économie
ED enseignement et éducation
ES éthique
HI histoire
IS instrumentation
LJ législation et jurisprudence
OG organisation et administration
SN statistiques et données numériques
ST normes
TD tendances
Entry Combination: methods:Epidemiologic Methods
DeCS ID: 28566
Unique ID: D004813
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Épidémiologie - Preferred
Concept UI M0007545
Preferred term Épidémiologie

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