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Descriptor English: Amputation
Descriptor Spanish: Amputación
Descriptor Portuguese: Amputação
Descriptor French: Amputation chirurgicale
Entry term(s): Amputations
Tree number(s): E04.555.080
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000671
Scope note: The removal of a limb or other appendage or outgrowth of the body. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Annotation: a surgical procedure: do not confuse with AMPUTATION, TRAUMATIC
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
DeCS ID: 686
Unique ID: D000671
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1997/06/20
Amputation - Preferred
Concept UI M0001033
Scope note The removal of a limb or other appendage or outgrowth of the body. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Preferred term Amputation
Entry term(s) Amputations



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