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Descriptor English: Geriatrics
Descriptor Spanish: Geriatría
Descriptor Portuguese: Geriatria
Descriptor French: Gériatrie
Entry term(s): Gerontology
Tree number(s): H02.403.355
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005853
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
Related: Aged MeSH
DeCS ID: 5993
Unique ID: D005853
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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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