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Descriptor English: Muscle Weakness
Descriptor Spanish: Debilidad Muscular
Descriptor Portuguese: Debilidade Muscular
Descriptor French: Faiblesse musculaire
Entry term(s): Muscle Weaknesses
Muscular Weakness
Muscular Weaknesses
Weakness, Muscle
Weakness, Muscular
Weaknesses, Muscle
Weaknesses, Muscular
Tree number(s): C05.651.515
C10.597.613.593
C23.550.695
C23.888.592.608.593
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018908
Scope note: A vague complaint of debility, fatigue, or exhaustion attributable to weakness of various muscles. The weakness can be characterized as subacute or chronic, often progressive, and is a manifestation of many muscle and neuromuscular diseases. (From Wyngaarden et al., Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p2251)
Annotation: GEN or unspecified as a clin state or clin manifest: specific musc or neuromusc dis of which this is a manifest are also available; do not confuse "myasthenia" (my-, muscle + asthenia, weakness) in foreign titles with "muscle weakness": it is more likely to refer to MYASTHENIA GRAVIS; do not confuse with MUSCLE HYPOTONIA or MUSCLE FATIGUE
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: Muscular Diseases (1966-1995)
Public MeSH Note: 96
History Note: 96
Related: Asthenia MeSH
DeCS ID: 32676
Unique ID: D018908
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Date Established: 1996/01/01
Date of Entry: 1994/12/27
Revision Date: 1999/11/03
Muscle Weakness - Preferred
Concept UI M0028272
Scope note A vague complaint of debility, fatigue, or exhaustion attributable to weakness of various muscles. The weakness can be characterized as subacute or chronic, often progressive, and is a manifestation of many muscle and neuromuscular diseases. (From Wyngaarden et al., Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p2251)
Preferred term Muscle Weakness
Entry term(s) Muscle Weaknesses
Muscular Weakness
Muscular Weaknesses
Weakness, Muscle
Weakness, Muscular
Weaknesses, Muscle
Weaknesses, Muscular



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