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Descriptor English: Yin-Yang
Descriptor Spanish: Yin-Yang
Descriptor Portuguese: Yin-Yang
Descriptor French: Yin-yang
Entry term(s): Yin Yang
Tree number(s): I01.076.201.450.654.558.520.967
K01.752.967
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016709
Scope note: In Chinese philosophy and religion, two principles, one negative, dark, and feminine (yin) and one positive, bright, and masculine (yang), from whose interaction all things are produced and all things are dissolved. As a concept the two polar elements referred originally to the shady and sunny sides of a valley or a hill but it developed into the relationship of any contrasting pair: those specified above (female-male, etc.) as well as cold-hot, wet-dry, weak-strong, etc. It is not a distinct system of thought by itself but permeates Chinese life and thought. A balance of yin and yang is essential to health. A deficiency of either principle can manifest as disease. (Encyclopedia Americana)
Annotation: yang exuberance syndrome can go here, defic syndromes: index YIN DEFICIENCY or YANG DEFICIENCY: see notes there
Allowable Qualifiers: HI history
Previous Indexing: Medicine, Chinese Traditional (1968-1991)
Public MeSH Note: 92
History Note: 92
Related: Qi MeSH
Yang Deficiency MeSH
Yin Deficiency MeSH
DeCS ID: 29741
Unique ID: D016709
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Date Established: 1992/01/01
Date of Entry: 1991/02/11
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Yin-Yang - Preferred
Concept UI M0025449
Scope note In Chinese philosophy and religion, two principles, one negative, dark, and feminine (yin) and one positive, bright, and masculine (yang), from whose interaction all things are produced and all things are dissolved. As a concept the two polar elements referred originally to the shady and sunny sides of a valley or a hill but it developed into the relationship of any contrasting pair: those specified above (female-male, etc.) as well as cold-hot, wet-dry, weak-strong, etc. It is not a distinct system of thought by itself but permeates Chinese life and thought. A balance of yin and yang is essential to health. A deficiency of either principle can manifest as disease. (Encyclopedia Americana)
Preferred term Yin-Yang
Entry term(s) Yin Yang



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