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Descriptor English: Medical Waste
Descriptor Spanish: Residuos Sanitarios
Descriptor Portuguese: Resíduos de Serviços de Saúde
Descriptor French: Déchets médicaux
Entry term(s): Medical Wastes
Pathological Waste
Pathological Wastes
Waste, Medical
Waste, Pathological
Wastes, Medical
Wastes, Pathological
Tree number(s): D20.944.460
N06.850.460.710.460
SP4.031.362.028
VS3.002.001.001.011.001.001
VS4.001.001.005.001.003.003
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008506
Scope note: Blood, mucus, tissue removed at surgery or autopsy, soiled surgical dressings, and other materials requiring special disposal procedures.
Annotation: DENTAL WASTE is also available
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
AN analysis
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
PC prevention & control
SN statistics & numerical data
Previous Indexing: Refuse Disposal (1966-1977)
Public MeSH Note: 91; was see under WASTE PRODUCTS 1978-90
History Note: 91(78); was see under WASTE PRODUCTS 1978-90
Entry Version: MED WASTE
Related: Blood-Borne Pathogens MeSH
DeCS ID: 8673
Unique ID: D008506
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1977/05/13
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Medical Waste - Preferred
Concept UI M0013240
Scope note Blood, mucus, tissue removed at surgery or autopsy, soiled surgical dressings, and other materials requiring special disposal procedures.
Preferred term Medical Waste
Entry term(s) Medical Wastes
Waste, Medical
Wastes, Medical
Waste, Pathological - Narrower
Concept UI M0013241
Preferred term Waste, Pathological
Entry term(s) Pathological Waste
Pathological Wastes
Wastes, Pathological



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