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Descriptor English: Cyanosis
Descriptor Spanish: Cianosis
Descriptor Portuguese: Cianose
Descriptor French: Cyanose
Entry term(s): Cyanoses
Tree number(s): C23.888.248
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003490
Scope note: A bluish or purplish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes due to an increase in the amount of deoxygenated hemoglobin in the blood or a structural defect in the hemoglobin molecule.
Annotation: do not use for cyanotic heart disease unless particularly discussed (=probably HEART DEFECTS, CONGENITAL)
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
DeCS ID: 3510
Unique ID: D003490
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1999/11/08
Cyanosis - Preferred
Concept UI M0005442
Scope note A bluish or purplish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes due to an increase in the amount of deoxygenated hemoglobin in the blood or a structural defect in the hemoglobin molecule.
Preferred term Cyanosis
Entry term(s) Cyanoses



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