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Descriptor English: Weapons of Mass Destruction
Descriptor Spanish: Armas de Destrucción Masiva
Descriptor Portuguese: Armas de Destruição em Massa
Descriptor French: Armes de destruction massive
Entry term(s): Mass Destruction Weapon
Mass Destruction Weapons
Weapon of Mass Destruction
Tree number(s): J01.637.870.900
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D054044
Scope note: Weapons that are capable of a high order of destruction and/or of being used to destroy large numbers of people. It includes NUCLEAR WEAPONS, and biological, chemical, and radiation weapons.
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
Public MeSH Note: 2008
History Note: 2008
DeCS ID: 52946
Unique ID: D054044
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2008/01/01
Date of Entry: 2007/07/09
Revision Date: 2018/06/29
Weapons of Mass Destruction - Preferred
Concept UI M0500376
Scope note Weapons that are capable of a high order of destruction and/or of being used to destroy large numbers of people. It includes NUCLEAR WEAPONS, and biological, chemical, and radiation weapons.
Preferred term Weapons of Mass Destruction
Entry term(s) Mass Destruction Weapon
Mass Destruction Weapons
Weapon of Mass Destruction



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