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Descriptor English: Eugenics
Descriptor Spanish: Eugenesia
Descriptor Portuguese: Eugenia (Ciência)
Descriptor French: Eugénisme
Entry term(s): Eugenics, Negative
Eugenics, Positive
Negative Eugenics
Positive Eugenics
Tree number(s): K01.400.307
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005053
Scope note: The attempt to improve the PHENOTYPES of future generations of the human population by fostering the reproduction of those with favorable phenotypes and GENOTYPES and hampering or preventing BREEDING by those with "undesirable" phenotypes and genotypes. The concept is largely discredited. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Allowable Qualifiers: HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
SN statistics & numerical data
TD trends
Related: Genetic Counseling MeSH
DeCS ID: 5149
Unique ID: D005053
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Eugenics - Preferred
Concept UI M0007938
Scope note The attempt to improve the PHENOTYPES of future generations of the human population by fostering the reproduction of those with favorable phenotypes and GENOTYPES and hampering or preventing BREEDING by those with "undesirable" phenotypes and genotypes. The concept is largely discredited. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Preferred term Eugenics
Positive Eugenics - Narrower
Concept UI M0007940
Preferred term Positive Eugenics
Entry term(s) Eugenics, Positive
Negative Eugenics - Narrower
Concept UI M0007939
Preferred term Negative Eugenics
Entry term(s) Eugenics, Negative



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