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Descriptor English: Walking
Descriptor Spanish: Caminata
Descriptor Portuguese: Caminhada
Descriptor French: Marche à pied
Entry term(s): Ambulation
Tree number(s): G11.427.410.568.900
G11.427.410.698.277.937
I03.350.937
I03.450.642.845.940
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016138
Scope note: An activity in which the body advances at a slow to moderate pace by moving the feet in a coordinated fashion. This includes recreational walking, walking for fitness, and competitive race-walking.
Annotation: human & animal; differentiate from GAIT, the way one walks
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
IN injuries
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
PH physiology
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
Previous Indexing: Exercise (1989-1990)
Exertion (1966-1990)
Public MeSH Note: 91
History Note: 91
Related: Gait MeSH
DeCS ID: 29153
Unique ID: D016138
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1990/03/23
Revision Date: 2016/05/20
Walking - Preferred
Concept UI M0024648
Scope note An activity in which the body advances at a slow to moderate pace by moving the feet in a coordinated fashion. This includes recreational walking, walking for fitness, and competitive race-walking.
Preferred term Walking
Ambulation - Narrower
Concept UI M0480183
Preferred term Ambulation



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