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Descriptor in English: Chemoprevention
Descriptor in Spanish: Quimioprevención
Descriptor in Portuguese: Quimioprevenção
Descriptor in French: Chimioprévention
Entry term(s): Chemoprophylaxis
Tree number(s): E02.319.162
Scope note: The use of chemical compounds to prevent the development of a specific disease.
Annotation: IM general or unspecified only; prefer specific chemotherapeutic agent /ther use + disease /prev; DF: CHEMOPREV
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
History Note: 96
See also the descriptors: Anticarcinogenic Agents MeSH
Secondary Prevention MeSH
DeCS UI: 32808
Descriptor UI: D018890
Date Established: 1996/01/01
Date of Entry: 1994/12/27
Revision Date: 2011/06/24
Chemoprevention - Preferred
Concept UI M0028249
Scope note The use of chemical compounds to prevent the development of a specific disease.
Preferred term Chemoprevention
Entry term(s) Chemoprophylaxis



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