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Descriptor English: Halitosis
Descriptor Spanish: Halitosis
Descriptor Portuguese: Halitose
Descriptor French: Halitose
Entry term(s): Halitoses
Tree number(s): C23.888.821.475
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006209
Scope note: An offensive, foul breath odor resulting from a variety of causes such as poor oral hygiene, dental or oral infections, or the ingestion of certain foods.
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
DeCS ID: 6362
Unique ID: D006209
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1999/11/03
Halitosis - Preferred
Concept UI M0009759
Scope note An offensive, foul breath odor resulting from a variety of causes such as poor oral hygiene, dental or oral infections, or the ingestion of certain foods.
Preferred term Halitosis
Entry term(s) Halitoses



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