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Descriptor in English: Topography, Medical
Descriptor in Spanish: Topografía Médica
Descriptor in Portuguese: Topografia Médica
Descriptor in French: Topographie médicale
Entry term(s): Medical Topography
Tree number(s): H01.277.500.097.500
H02.403.352.500
Scope note: The systematic surveying, mapping, charting, and description of specific geographical sites, with reference to the physical features that were presumed to influence health and disease. Medical topography should be differentiated from EPIDEMIOLOGY in that the former emphasizes geography whereas the latter emphasizes disease outbreaks.
Annotation: IM as the discipline (education, history, etc); use as an NIM coordinate with specific disease /epidemiol (IM) or medical or physiologic aspect (IM) + specific geographic locale; do not use for anatomical topography ( = organ /anat)
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
OG organization & administration
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
History Note: 97
See also the descriptors: Geographic Mapping MeSH
DeCS UI: 33175
Descriptor UI: D019371
Date Established: 1997/01/01
Date of Entry: 1996/06/13
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Topography, Medical - Preferred
Concept UI M0028826
Scope note The systematic surveying, mapping, charting, and description of specific geographical sites, with reference to the physical features that were presumed to influence health and disease. Medical topography should be differentiated from EPIDEMIOLOGY in that the former emphasizes geography whereas the latter emphasizes disease outbreaks.
Preferred term Topography, Medical
Entry term(s) Medical Topography



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