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Descriptor in English: Medicalization
Descriptor in Spanish: Medicalización
Descriptor in Portuguese: Medicalização
Descriptor in French: Médicalisation
Entry term(s): Medicalizations
Tree number(s): I01.880.853.250
Scope note: A process by which nonmedical problems become defined and treated as medical problems, usually in terms of illnesses, or disorders. (Annu Rev Sociol 1992 18:209)
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
OG organization & administration
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
History Note: 2013
DeCS UI: 55124
Descriptor UI: D062528
Date Established: 2013/01/01
Date of Entry: 2012/07/03
Medicalization - Preferred
Concept UI M0568535
Scope note A process by which nonmedical problems become defined and treated as medical problems, usually in terms of illnesses, or disorders. (Annu Rev Sociol 1992 18:209)
Preferred term Medicalization
Entry term(s) Medicalizations



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