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Descriptor English: Spontaneous Combustion
Descriptor Spanish: Combustión Espontánea
Descriptor Portuguese: Combustão Espontânea
Descriptor French: Combustion spontanée
Entry term(s): Combustibilities, Preternatural Human
Combustibility, Preternatural Human
Combustion, Spontaneous
Combustions, Spontaneous
Human Combustibilities, Preternatural
Human Combustibility, Preternatural
Preternatural Human Combustibilities
Preternatural Human Combustibility
Spontaneous Combustions
Tree number(s): G02.833
N06.230.216.750
SP8.473.654.412.072.155.230
SP8.473.654.412.072.155.272.030
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018605
Scope note: A circumstance where a substance or organism takes fire and burns without an exogenous source. Spontaneous human combustion differs from preternatural human combustibility in that in the latter, some spark or trivial flame sets the fire and the body tissues, which have a greatly enhanced inflammability, continue to undergo incineration without any external heat source or combustible materials. (Bergman NA. Spontaneous human combustion: its role in literature and science. Pharos 1988;Fall;51(4):18-21)
Annotation: material or human: read MeSH definition; only /hist
Allowable Qualifiers: HI history
Public MeSH Note: 95
History Note: 95
DeCS ID: 32018
Unique ID: D018605
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Date Established: 1995/01/01
Date of Entry: 1994/04/19
Revision Date: 2016/06/17
Spontaneous Combustion - Preferred
Concept UI M0027886
Scope note A circumstance where a substance or organism takes fire and burns without an exogenous source. Spontaneous human combustion differs from preternatural human combustibility in that in the latter, some spark or trivial flame sets the fire and the body tissues, which have a greatly enhanced inflammability, continue to undergo incineration without any external heat source or combustible materials. (Bergman NA. Spontaneous human combustion: its role in literature and science. Pharos 1988;Fall;51(4):18-21)
Preferred term Spontaneous Combustion
Entry term(s) Combustion, Spontaneous
Combustions, Spontaneous
Spontaneous Combustions
Preternatural Human Combustibility - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0027885
Preferred term Preternatural Human Combustibility
Entry term(s) Combustibilities, Preternatural Human
Combustibility, Preternatural Human
Human Combustibilities, Preternatural
Human Combustibility, Preternatural
Preternatural Human Combustibilities



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