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Descriptor English: Droughts
Descriptor Spanish: Sequías
Descriptor Portuguese: Secas
Descriptor French: Sécheresses
Entry term(s): Drought
Tree number(s): G16.500.175.781
G16.500.750.775.154
N06.230.100.230.150
SP4.037.403.524.290
SP4.117.383.529
SP8.473.654.587.617
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D055864
Scope note: Prolonged dry periods in natural climate cycle. They are slow-onset phenomena caused by rainfall deficit combined with other predisposing factors.
Annotation: coordinate with DISASTERS if pertinent; specify geographic location
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
HI history
MO mortality
PC prevention & control
SN statistics & numerical data
Previous Indexing: Disasters (1974-2008)
Public MeSH Note: 2009; see NATURAL DISASTERS 1990-2008
History Note: 2009; use DISASTERS 1990-2008
DeCS ID: 53351
Unique ID: D055864
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2009/01/01
Date of Entry: 2008/07/08
Revision Date: 2018/06/30
Droughts - Preferred
Concept UI M0014520
Scope note Prolonged dry periods in natural climate cycle. They are slow-onset phenomena caused by rainfall deficit combined with other predisposing factors.
Preferred term Droughts
Entry term(s) Drought



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