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Descriptor in English: Failure to Thrive
Descriptor in Spanish: Insuficiencia de Crecimiento
Descriptor in Portuguese: Insuficiência de Crescimento
Descriptor in French: Retard de croissance staturo-pondérale
Entry term(s): Thrive, Failure to
Tree number(s): C23.888.338
Scope note: A condition of substandard growth or diminished capacity to maintain normal function.
Annotation: permitted with all age groups
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
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
History Note: 84
DeCS UI: 5284
Descriptor UI: D005183
Date Established: 1984/01/01
Date of Entry: 1983/02/24
Revision Date: 2011/06/24
Failure to Thrive - Preferred
Concept UI M0008170
Scope note A condition of substandard growth or diminished capacity to maintain normal function.
Preferred term Failure to Thrive
Entry term(s) Thrive, Failure to



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