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Descriptor English: Qi
Descriptor Spanish: Qi
Descriptor Portuguese: Qi
Descriptor French: Qi
Entry term(s): Ch'i
Energies, Vital (Philosophy)
Energy, Vital (Philosophy)
Life Breath (Philosophy)
Life-Breath (Philosophy)
Vital Energy (Philosophy)
Tree number(s): I01.076.201.450.654.558.520.300
K01.752.730
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019413
Scope note: The vital life force in the body, supposedly able to be regulated by acupuncture. It corresponds roughly to the Greek pneuma, the Latin spiritus, and the ancient Indian prana. The concept of life-breath or vital energy was formulated as an indication of the awareness of man, originally directed externally toward nature or society but later turned inward to the self or life within. (From Comparison between Concepts of Life-Breath in East and West, 15th International Symposium on the Comparative History of Medicine - East and West, August 26-September 3, 1990, Shizuoka, Japan, pp. ix-x)
Annotation: Qi defic goes here
Allowable Qualifiers: HI history
Public MeSH Note: 2002; see CH'I 1997-2002
History Note: 2002(1997)
Related: Yang Deficiency MeSH
Yin Deficiency MeSH
Yin-Yang MeSH
DeCS ID: 33185
Unique ID: D019413
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Date Established: 1997/01/01
Date of Entry: 1996/06/10
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Qi - Preferred
Concept UI M0028884
Scope note The vital life force in the body, supposedly able to be regulated by acupuncture. It corresponds roughly to the Greek pneuma, the Latin spiritus, and the ancient Indian prana. The concept of life-breath or vital energy was formulated as an indication of the awareness of man, originally directed externally toward nature or society but later turned inward to the self or life within. (From Comparison between Concepts of Life-Breath in East and West, 15th International Symposium on the Comparative History of Medicine - East and West, August 26-September 3, 1990, Shizuoka, Japan, pp. ix-x)
Preferred term Qi
Entry term(s) Ch'i
Energies, Vital (Philosophy)
Energy, Vital (Philosophy)
Life Breath (Philosophy)
Life-Breath (Philosophy)
Vital Energy (Philosophy)



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