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Descriptor English: Food
Descriptor Spanish: Alimentos
Descriptor Portuguese: Alimentos
Descriptor French: Aliments
Entry term(s): Foods
Tree number(s): G07.203.300
J02.500
SP6.041
VS2.001.001
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005502
Scope note: Substances taken in by the body to provide nourishment.
Annotation: /‌adv ‌eff = probably FOOD HYPERSENSITIVITY or FOOD POISONING; ‌/‌rad ‌eff = probably FOOD IRRADIATION or FOOD CONTAMINATION, RADIOACTIVE; food consumption = FOOD or EATING or FOOD SUPPLY; food for animals = ANIMAL FEED; refeeding after starvation goes here; differentiate from DIET & other NUTRITIONAL PHYSIOLOGIC PHENOMENA
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
HI history
RE radiation effects
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TO toxicity
VI virology
Entry Combination: analysis:Food Analysis
legislation & jurisprudence:Legislation, Food
microbiology:Food Microbiology
parasitology:Food Parasitology
poisoning:Foodborne Diseases
supply & distribution:Food Supply
Related: Diet MeSH
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena MeSH
Nutritional Requirements MeSH
Plants, Edible MeSH
DeCS ID: 5639
Unique ID: D005502
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/07/02
Food - Preferred
Concept UI M0008671
Scope note Substances taken in by the body to provide nourishment.
Preferred term Food
Entry term(s) Foods



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