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Descriptor in English: Geriatrics
Descriptor in Spanish: Geriatría
Descriptor in Portuguese: Geriatria
Descriptor in French: Gériatrie
Entry term(s): Gerontology
Tree number(s): H02.403.355
Scope note: The branch of medicine concerned with the physiological and pathological aspects of the aged, including the clinical problems of senescence and senility.
Annotation: specialty; when permitted for "geriatric diseases": Manual 28.9.1
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
See also the descriptors: Aged MeSH
DeCS UI: 5993
Descriptor UI: D005853
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Geriatrics - Preferred
Concept UI M0009197
Scope note The branch of medicine concerned with the physiological and pathological aspects of the aged, including the clinical problems of senescence and senility.
Preferred term Geriatrics
Gerontology - Broader
Concept UI M0009198
Preferred term Gerontology



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