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Descriptor English: Frailty
Descriptor Spanish: Fragilidad
Descriptor Portuguese: Fragilidade
Descriptor French: Fragilité
Entry term(s): Debilities
Debility
Frailness
Frailties
Frailty Syndrome
Syndrome, Frailty
Syndromes, Frailty
Tree number(s): C23.550.359
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000073496
Scope note: A state of increased vulnerability to stressors, following declines in function and reserves across multiple physiologic systems, characterized by MUSCLE WEAKNESS; FATIGUE; slowed motor performance; low physical activity; and unintentional weight loss.
Annotation: coordinate with FRAIL ELDERLY if pertinent
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Frail Elderly (1990-2017)
Public MeSH Note: 2018
History Note: 2018
Related: Asthenia MeSH
DeCS ID: 56963
Unique ID: D000073496
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2018/01/01
Date of Entry: 2017/07/11
Revision Date: 2019/02/22
Frailty - Preferred
Concept UI M000622059
Scope note A state of increased vulnerability to stressors, following declines in function and reserves across multiple physiologic systems, characterized by MUSCLE WEAKNESS; FATIGUE; slowed motor performance; low physical activity; and unintentional weight loss.
Preferred term Frailty
Entry term(s) Frailness
Frailties
Frailty Syndrome - Narrower
Concept UI M000625506
Preferred term Frailty Syndrome
Entry term(s) Syndrome, Frailty
Syndromes, Frailty
Debility - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M000646677
Preferred term Debility
Entry term(s) Debilities



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