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Descriptor English: Musculoskeletal Diseases
Descriptor Spanish: Enfermedades Musculoesqueléticas
Descriptor Portuguese: Doenças Musculoesqueléticas
Descriptor French: Maladies ostéomusculaires
Entry term(s): Musculoskeletal Disease
Orthopedic Disorder
Orthopedic Disorders
Tree number(s): C05
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009140
Scope note: Diseases of the muscles and their associated ligaments and other connective tissue and of the bones and cartilage viewed collectively.
Annotation: general; prefer MUSCULAR DISEASES or BONE DISEASES or specifics
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Bone Diseases (1967-1991)
Muscular Diseases (1967-1991)
Musculoskeletal System (1966)
Public MeSH Note: 1992
History Note: 1992; was MUSCULOSKELETAL DISEASES (NON MESH) 1967-91
Entry Version: MUSCULOSKELETAL DIS
DeCS ID: 30392
Unique ID: D009140
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1992/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/02/28
Musculoskeletal Diseases - Preferred
Concept UI M0014259
Scope note Diseases of the muscles and their associated ligaments and other connective tissue and of the bones and cartilage viewed collectively.
Preferred term Musculoskeletal Diseases
Entry term(s) Musculoskeletal Disease
Orthopedic Disorder
Orthopedic Disorders



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