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Descriptor in English: Forensic Medicine
Descriptor in Spanish: Medicina Legal
Descriptor in Portuguese: Medicina Legal
Descriptor in French: Médecine légale
Entry term(s): Legal Medicine
Medicine, Forensic
Medicine, Legal
Tree number(s): H02.403.330
I01.198.780.937
SP9.140
Scope note: The application of medical knowledge to questions of law.
Annotation: for crime or identification: differentiate from JURISPRUDENCE, usually civil suits; for human identification of skeletal remains HUMAN IDENTIFICATION see FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY is available; for human identification by teeth see FORENSIC DENTISTRY; note other specific forensic terms are also available DF: FORENSIC MED
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
Online Note: use FORENSIC MEDICINE & FORENSIC DENTISTRY to search CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION 1966-74
History Note: 65; CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION was see under FORENSIC DENTISTRY & FORENSIC MEDICINE 1965-74; was heading 1963-64
See also the descriptors: DNA Contamination MeSH
Law Enforcement MeSH
DeCS UI: 5688
Descriptor UI: D005554
Date Established: 1965/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2010/06/25
Forensic Medicine - Preferred
Concept UI M0008748
Scope note The application of medical knowledge to questions of law.
Preferred term Forensic Medicine
Entry term(s) Medicine, Forensic
Medicine, Legal - Broader
Concept UI M0008749
Preferred term Medicine, Legal
Entry term(s) Legal Medicine



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