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Descriptor English: Personhood
Descriptor Spanish: Personeidad
Descriptor Portuguese: Pessoalidade
Descriptor French: Personne humaine
Tree number(s): K01.752.566.479.660
N05.350.917
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D028723
Scope note: The state or condition of being a human individual accorded moral and/or legal rights. Criteria to be used to determine this status are subject to debate, and range from the requirement of simply being a human organism to such requirements as that the individual be self-aware and capable of rational thought and moral agency.
Annotation: do not confuse with INDIVIDUALITY
Previous Indexing: Individuality (1974-2001)
Public MeSH Note: 2002; see INDIVIDUALITY 1995-2001
History Note: 2002; use INDIVIDUALITY 1995-2001
Related: Beginning of Human Life MeSH
Human Characteristics MeSH
DeCS ID: 36369
Unique ID: D028723
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2002/01/01
Date of Entry: 2001/07/25
Revision Date: 2015/06/23
Personhood - Preferred
Concept UI M0011233
Scope note The state or condition of being a human individual accorded moral and/or legal rights. Criteria to be used to determine this status are subject to debate, and range from the requirement of simply being a human organism to such requirements as that the individual be self-aware and capable of rational thought and moral agency.
Preferred term Personhood



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