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Descriptor English: Metaphor
Descriptor Spanish: Metáfora
Descriptor metáfora
Scope note: Aplicación de un concepto a algo que no es literalmente lo mismo pero que sugiere un parecido o comparación. Las metáforas médicas proliferaron mucho en la literatura antigua; la descripción de un cuerpo enfermo la utilizaban a menudo los escritores del pasado para referirse a una condición critica del Estado, en la que una parte corrupta podía arruinar el sistema por completo. (Traducción libre del original: Med Secoli Arte Sci, 1990;2(3):abstract 331)
Descriptor Portuguese: Metáfora
Descriptor French: Métaphore
Entry term(s): Metaphors
Tree number(s): K01.400.899.500
K01.752.798.500
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019365
Scope note: The application of a concept to that which it is not literally the same but which suggests a resemblance and comparison. Medical metaphors were widespread in ancient literature; the description of a sick body was often used by ancient writers to define a critical condition of the State, in which one corrupt part can ruin the entire system. (From Med Secoli Arte Sci, 1990;2(3):abstract 331)
Annotation: IM; coord with object of comparison (IM)
Public MeSH Note: 97
History Note: 97
DeCS ID: 33190
Unique ID: D019365
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Date Established: 1997/01/01
Date of Entry: 1996/06/10
Revision Date: 2006/07/05
Metaphor - Preferred
Concept UI M0028820
Scope note The application of a concept to that which it is not literally the same but which suggests a resemblance and comparison. Medical metaphors were widespread in ancient literature; the description of a sick body was often used by ancient writers to define a critical condition of the State, in which one corrupt part can ruin the entire system. (From Med Secoli Arte Sci, 1990;2(3):abstract 331)
Preferred term Metaphor
Entry term(s) Metaphors



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