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Descriptor English: Dizziness
Descriptor Spanish: Mareo
Descriptor Portuguese: Tontura
Descriptor French: Sensation vertigineuse
Entry term(s): Dizzyness
Light Headedness
Light-Headedness
Lightheadedness
Orthostasis
Tree number(s): C23.888.592.763.237
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004244
Scope note: An imprecise term which may refer to a sense of spatial disorientation, motion of the environment, or lightheadedness.
Annotation: differentiate from VERTIGO, illusion of revolution in space, but use word of text
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
Previous Indexing: Vertigo (1966-1978)
Public MeSH Note: 1979
History Note: 1979
Related: Vertigo MeSH
DeCS ID: 4307
Unique ID: D004244
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1979/01/01
Date of Entry: 1978/05/17
Revision Date: 2017/06/20
Dizziness - Preferred
Concept UI M0006639
Scope note An imprecise term which may refer to a sense of spatial disorientation, motion of the environment, or lightheadedness.
Preferred term Dizziness
Entry term(s) Dizzyness
Orthostasis - Narrower
Concept UI M0336580
Preferred term Orthostasis
Lightheadedness - Narrower
Concept UI M0336579
Preferred term Lightheadedness
Entry term(s) Light Headedness
Light-Headedness



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