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Descriptor English: Molecular Epidemiology
Descriptor Spanish: Epidemiología Molecular
Descriptor Portuguese: Epidemiologia Molecular
Descriptor French: Épidémiologie moléculaire
Entry term(s): Epidemiologies, Genetic
Epidemiologies, Molecular
Epidemiology, Genetic
Epidemiology, Molecular
Genetic Epidemiologies
Genetic Epidemiology
Molecular Epidemiologies
Tree number(s): E05.318.416
E05.393.522
H01.158.201.636.475.500
H01.158.273.343.595.475.500
H01.181.122.650.475.550
H02.403.720.500.300
N06.850.520.470
SP5.001.012.043
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017720
Scope note: The application of molecular biology to the answering of epidemiological questions. The examination of patterns of changes in DNA to implicate particular carcinogens and the use of molecular markers to predict which individuals are at highest risk for a disease are common examples.
Annotation: the discipline; also used for epidemiologic application of molecular biology (NIM, no qualifiers); prefer specific epidemiologic concept & specific molecular or genetic concept (IM) coordinated with main headings /epidemiol (IM) & /genet (IM), as "molecular epidemiology of rabies virus in France" = RABIES VIRUS /genet (IM) + RNA, VIRAL /genet (NIM) (molecular aspect from text) + RABIES /epidemiol (IM) (epidemiologic aspect from text) + FRANCE /epidemiol (NIM)
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
OG organization & administration
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
Public MeSH Note: 2010; see EPIDEMIOLOGY, MOLECULAR 1994-2009
History Note: 2010 (1994)
Entry Version: MOL EPIDEMIOL
DeCS ID: 31481
Unique ID: D017720
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Date Established: 1994/01/01
Date of Entry: 1992/12/28
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Molecular Epidemiology - Preferred
Concept UI M0026786
Scope note The application of molecular biology to the answering of epidemiological questions. The examination of patterns of changes in DNA to implicate particular carcinogens and the use of molecular markers to predict which individuals are at highest risk for a disease are common examples.
Preferred term Molecular Epidemiology
Entry term(s) Epidemiologies, Molecular
Epidemiology, Molecular
Molecular Epidemiologies
Genetic Epidemiology - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0529230
Scope note The epidemiological evaluation of the role of inherited causes of disease in families and in populations; it aims to detect the inheritance pattern of a particular disease, localize the gene and find a marker associated with disease susceptibility. Gene-gene and gene-environment interactions are also studied in genetic epidemiology of a disease. In its broad context, genetic epidemiology includes family studies, molecular epidemiologic studies with genetic components, and more traditional cohort and case-control studies with family history components.
Preferred term Genetic Epidemiology
Entry term(s) Epidemiologies, Genetic
Epidemiology, Genetic
Genetic Epidemiologies



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