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Descriptor English: Caribbean Region
Descriptor Spanish: Región del Caribe
Descriptor Portuguese: Região do Caribe
Descriptor French: Caraïbe
Entry term(s): Caribbean
Caribbean Sea Region
West Indies Region
Tree number(s): Z01.107.084
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017691
Scope note: The area that lies between continental North and South America and comprises the Caribbean Sea, the West Indies, and the adjacent mainland regions of southern Mexico, Central America, Colombia, and Venezuela.
Annotation: general or unspecified for Caribbean Sea, region, islands or population; do not confuse entry term WEST INDIES REGION with WEST INDIES or any of its specific islands
Allowable Qualifiers: EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
Previous Indexing: West Indies (1966-1993)
History Note: 94
DeCS ID: 31579
Unique ID: D017691
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1994/01/01
Date of Entry: 1993/05/26
Revision Date: 1995/06/08
Caribbean Region - Preferred
Concept UI M0026756
Scope note The area that lies between continental North and South America and comprises the Caribbean Sea, the West Indies, and the adjacent mainland regions of southern Mexico, Central America, Colombia, and Venezuela.
Preferred term Caribbean Region
Entry term(s) Caribbean
Caribbean Sea Region
West Indies Region



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