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Descriptor in English: Meditation
Descriptor in Spanish: Meditación
Descriptor in Portuguese: Meditação
Descriptor in French: Méditation
Entry term(s): Meditation, Transcendental
Transcendental Meditation
Tree number(s): E02.190.525.374
E02.190.901.455
F04.754.137.750.500
Scope note: A state of consciousness in which the individual eliminates environmental stimuli from awareness so that the mind can focus on a single thing, producing a state of relaxation and relief from stress. A wide variety of techniques are used to clear the mind of stressful outside interferences. It includes meditation therapy. (Mosby's Medical, Nursing, and Allied Health Dictionary, 4th ed)
Annotation: a relaxation technique
Allowable Qualifiers: HI history
MT methods
PX psychology
History Note: 96
See also the descriptors: Yoga MeSH
DeCS UI: 32693
Descriptor UI: D019122
Date Established: 1996/01/01
Date of Entry: 1995/06/08
Revision Date: 2001/07/25
Meditation - Preferred
Concept UI M0028528
Scope note A state of consciousness in which the individual eliminates environmental stimuli from awareness so that the mind can focus on a single thing, producing a state of relaxation and relief from stress. A wide variety of techniques are used to clear the mind of stressful outside interferences. It includes meditation therapy. (Mosby's Medical, Nursing, and Allied Health Dictionary, 4th ed)
Preferred term Meditation
Transcendental Meditation - Narrower
Concept UI M0028529
Preferred term Transcendental Meditation
Entry term(s) Meditation, Transcendental



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