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Descriptor English: Biometric Identification
Descriptor Spanish: Identificación Biométrica
Descriptor Portuguese: Identificação Biométrica
Descriptor French: Identification biométrique
Entry term(s): Authentication, Biometric
Authentications, Biometric
Automated Identity Recognition
Biometric Authentication
Biometric Authentications
Biometric Identifications
Identification, Biometric
Identifications, Biometric
Identity Recognition, Automated
Tree number(s): E05.318.740.225.500
N04.452.910.099
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D056667
Scope note: A method of differentiating individuals based on the analysis of qualitative or quantitative biological traits or patterns. Biometric identification, which has applications in forensics and identity theft prevention, includes DNA profiles or DNA FINGERPRINTS; FINGERPRINTS; AUTOMATED FACIAL RECOGNITION; IRIS scan; RETINA scan; hand geometry; vascular patterns; automated VOICE pattern recognition; ultrasound of fingers; and X-RAYS.
Allowable Qualifiers: EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
MT methods
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
Previous Indexing: Biometry (2003-2006)
Security Measures (2007-2009)
Public MeSH Note: 2010
History Note: 2010
Related: Forensic Anthropology MeSH
Forensic Medicine MeSH
Speech Recognition Software MeSH
DeCS ID: 53715
Unique ID: D056667
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2010/01/01
Date of Entry: 2009/07/06
Revision Date: 2020/06/23
Biometric Identification - Preferred
Concept UI M0528785
Scope note A method of differentiating individuals based on the analysis of qualitative or quantitative biological traits or patterns. Biometric identification, which has applications in forensics and identity theft prevention, includes DNA profiles or DNA FINGERPRINTS; FINGERPRINTS; AUTOMATED FACIAL RECOGNITION; IRIS scan; RETINA scan; hand geometry; vascular patterns; automated VOICE pattern recognition; ultrasound of fingers; and X-RAYS.
Preferred term Biometric Identification
Entry term(s) Authentication, Biometric
Authentications, Biometric
Automated Identity Recognition
Biometric Authentication
Biometric Authentications
Biometric Identifications
Identification, Biometric
Identifications, Biometric
Identity Recognition, Automated



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