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Descriptor in English: Laughter Therapy
Descriptor in Spanish: Risaterapia
Descriptor in Portuguese: Terapia do Riso
Descriptor in French: Thérapie par le rire
Entry term(s): Laughter Yoga
Therapy, Laughter
Yoga, Laughter
Tree number(s): E02.190.525.311
Scope note: Therapeutic use of humor and laughter to improve emotional well being and health.
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
History Note: 2002
See also the descriptors: Laughter MeSH
Wit and Humor as Topic MeSH
DeCS UI: 36277
Descriptor UI: D027641
Date Established: 2002/01/01
Date of Entry: 2001/07/25
Revision Date: 2015/06/23
Laughter Therapy - Preferred
Concept UI M0380632
Scope note Therapeutic use of humor and laughter to improve emotional well being and health.
Preferred term Laughter Therapy
Entry term(s) Therapy, Laughter
Laughter Yoga - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M000604111
Scope note A form of exercise involving use of laughter and breathing exercises in order to improve physical and mental health.
Preferred term Laughter Yoga
Entry term(s) Yoga, Laughter



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