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Descriptor English: Medicine, Traditional
Descriptor Spanish: Medicina Tradicional
Descriptor Portuguese: Medicina Tradicional
Descriptor French: Médecine traditionnelle
Entry term(s): Ethnomedicine
Folk Medicine
Folk Remedies
Folk Remedy
Home Remedies
Home Remedy
Indigenous Medicine
Medicine, Folk
Medicine, Indigenous
Medicine, Primitive
Primitive Medicine
Remedies, Folk
Remedies, Home
Remedy, Folk
Remedy, Home
Traditional Medicine
Tree number(s): E02.190.488
I01.076.201.450.654
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008519
Scope note: Systems of medicine based on cultural beliefs and practices handed down from generation to generation. The concept includes mystical and magical rituals (SPIRITUAL THERAPIES); PHYTOTHERAPY; and other treatments which may not be explained by modern medicine.
Annotation: includes medicine among aborigines and other primitive cultures and folk medicine among non-primitive cultures; specify geographical term
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
EC economics
HI history
IS instrumentation
MT methods
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
Public MeSH Note: 81; was MEDICINE, PRIMITIVE 1963-80; FOLK MEDICINE was see under FOLKLORE 1968-77
Online Note: use MEDICINE, TRADITIONAL to search MEDICINE, PRIMITIVE 1966-80, FOLK MEDICINE 1966-77, & FOLKLORE 1968-77
History Note: 81; was MEDICINE, PRIMITIVE 1963-80; FOLK MEDICINE was see under FOLKLORE 1968-77
Entry Version: MED TRADITIONAL
Related: Ethnobotany MeSH
Ethnopharmacology MeSH
Health Services, Indigenous MeSH
Materia Medica MeSH
Pharmacognosy MeSH
Plants, Medicinal MeSH
Shamanism MeSH
Traditional Pulse Diagnosis MeSH
DeCS ID: 8686
Unique ID: D008519
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1981/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/06/29
Medicine, Traditional - Preferred
Concept UI M0013269
Scope note Systems of medicine based on cultural beliefs and practices handed down from generation to generation. The concept includes mystical and magical rituals (SPIRITUAL THERAPIES); PHYTOTHERAPY; and other treatments which may not be explained by modern medicine.
Preferred term Medicine, Traditional
Entry term(s) Traditional Medicine
Home Remedies - Narrower
Concept UI M0013271
Preferred term Home Remedies
Entry term(s) Home Remedy
Remedies, Home
Remedy, Home
Medicine, Primitive - Narrower
Concept UI M0013268
Preferred term Medicine, Primitive
Entry term(s) Primitive Medicine
Medicine, Folk - Narrower
Concept UI M0013266
Preferred term Medicine, Folk
Entry term(s) Folk Medicine
Medicine, Indigenous - Narrower
Concept UI M0013267
Preferred term Medicine, Indigenous
Entry term(s) Indigenous Medicine
Folk Remedies - Narrower
Concept UI M0013270
Preferred term Folk Remedies
Entry term(s) Folk Remedy
Remedies, Folk
Remedy, Folk
Ethnomedicine - Narrower
Concept UI M0013265
Preferred term Ethnomedicine



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