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Descriptor English: Cause of Death
Descriptor Spanish: Causas de Muerte
Descriptor causas de muerte
Entry term(s) causa de defunción
causa de la defunción
causa de la muerte
causa de muerte
causa de óbito
causa del óbito
causa múltiple de muerte
causas de defunción
causas de fallecimiento
causas de la defunción
causas de la muerte
causas de óbito
causas del fallecimiento
causas del óbito
Scope note: Factores que provocan el cese de todas las funciones vitales del organismo. Estos factores pueden analizarse desde una perspectiva epidemiológica.
Descriptor Portuguese: Causas de Morte
Descriptor French: Cause de décès
Entry term(s): Causes of Death
Death Cause
Death Causes
Tree number(s): E05.318.308.985.550.250
N01.224.935.698.100
N06.850.505.400.975.550.250
N06.850.520.308.985.550.250
SP3.311.300.392.432.276.607
SP5.467.413.330.903.187
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002423
Scope note: Factors which produce cessation of all vital bodily functions. They can be analyzed from an epidemiologic viewpoint.
Annotation: note categories; do not use for cause of death in every clinical case; restrict to cause of death as an epidemiological consideration: "mortality by cause of death", "certification of cause of death"; probably IM in such cases; coord NIM with specific disease /mortal (IM); specify geog if pertinent
Allowable Qualifiers: TD trends
Previous Indexing: Mortality (1966-1987)
Public MeSH Note: 88
History Note: 88
DeCS ID: 28637
Unique ID: D002423
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1988/01/01
Date of Entry: 1987/05/13
Revision Date: 2017/06/30
Cause of Death - Preferred
Concept UI M0003693
Scope note Factors which produce cessation of all vital bodily functions. They can be analyzed from an epidemiologic viewpoint.
Preferred term Cause of Death
Entry term(s) Causes of Death
Death Cause
Death Causes



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