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Descriptor in English: Terminally Ill
Descriptor in Spanish: Enfermo Terminal
Descriptor in Portuguese: Doente Terminal
Descriptor in French: Malades en phase terminale
Entry term(s): Ill, Terminally
Tree number(s): M01.873
Scope note: Persons with an incurable or irreversible illness at the end stage that will result in death within a short time. (From O'Leary et al., Lexikon: Dictionary of Health Care Terms, Organizations, and Acronyms for the Era of Reform, 1994, p780)
Annotation: the terminal patient himself; care of the terminal patient = TERMINAL CARE
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
History Note: 97
DeCS UI: 33200
Descriptor UI: D019452
Date Established: 1997/01/01
Date of Entry: 1996/06/10
Revision Date: 1998/06/11
Terminally Ill - Preferred
Concept UI M0028941
Scope note Persons with an incurable or irreversible illness at the end stage that will result in death within a short time. (From O'Leary et al., Lexikon: Dictionary of Health Care Terms, Organizations, and Acronyms for the Era of Reform, 1994, p780)
Preferred term Terminally Ill
Entry term(s) Ill, Terminally



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