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Descriptor English: Medicine, African Traditional
Descriptor Spanish: Medicina Tradicional Africana
Descriptor medicina tradicional africana
Entry term(s) hechicero africano
medicina africana tradicional
medicina tradicional afrodescendiente
Scope note: Sistema de medicina tradicional que se basa en las creencias y prácticas de los pueblos africanos. Incluye el tratamiento con plantas medicinales y otras materias médicas, así como por el auxilio de divinidades, curanderos, brujos y hechiceros.
Descriptor Portuguese: Medicina Tradicional Africana
Descriptor French: Médecine traditionnelle africaine
Entry term(s): African Medicine
African Medicine, Traditional
African Traditional Medicine
African Witch Doctor
African Witch Doctors
Doctor, African Witch
Doctors, African Witch
Medicine, African
Medicine, Traditional African
Traditional African Medicine
Traditional Medicine, African
Witch Doctor, African
Witch Doctors, African
Tree number(s): E02.190.488.505
E02.190.901.433
I01.076.201.450.654.505
MT1.198
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016488
Scope note: A system of traditional medicine which is based on the beliefs and practices of the African peoples. It includes treatment by medicinal plants and other materia medica as well as by the ministrations of diviners, medicine men, witch doctors, and sorcerers.
Annotation: IM; not medicine in Africa ( = MEDICINE + AFRICA); apply policy of Manual 32.13 to this term; apply TN J/29-36 on Chinese plants to indexing of African plants where applicable; specify geog; DF: MED AFRICAN TRADITIONAL
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
EC economics
HI history
IS instrumentation
MT methods
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
Previous Indexing: Medicine, Traditional (1966-1991)
Public MeSH Note: 92
History Note: 92
Entry Version: MED AFRICAN TRADITIONAL
DeCS ID: 29990
Unique ID: D016488
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1992/01/01
Date of Entry: 1991/07/03
Revision Date: 2018/06/29
Medicine, African Traditional - Preferred
Concept UI M0025170
Scope note A system of traditional medicine which is based on the beliefs and practices of the African peoples. It includes treatment by medicinal plants and other materia medica as well as by the ministrations of diviners, medicine men, witch doctors, and sorcerers.
Preferred term Medicine, African Traditional
Entry term(s) African Medicine, Traditional
African Traditional Medicine
Medicine, Traditional African
Traditional African Medicine
Traditional Medicine, African
Medicine, African - Broader
Concept UI M0025171
Preferred term Medicine, African
Entry term(s) African Medicine
African Witch Doctor - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0025172
Preferred term African Witch Doctor
Entry term(s) African Witch Doctors
Doctor, African Witch
Doctors, African Witch
Witch Doctor, African
Witch Doctors, African



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