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Descriptor in English: Movement
Descriptor in Spanish: Movimiento
Descriptor in Portuguese: Movimento
Descriptor in French: Mouvement
Entry term(s): Movements
Tree number(s): G07.568
G11.427.410
Scope note: The act, process, or result of passing from one place or position to another. It differs from LOCOMOTION in that locomotion is restricted to the passing of the whole body from one place to another, while movement encompasses both locomotion but also a change of the position of the whole body or any of its parts. Movement may be used with reference to humans, vertebrate and invertebrate animals, and microorganisms. Differentiate also from MOTOR ACTIVITY, movement associated with behavior.
Annotation: LOCOMOTION; MOTION ( a concept of physics); and MOTOR ACTIVITY are also available; animal running in exercise wheel is probably MOTOR ACTIVITY or PHYSICAL EXERTION; NIM for microorganisms; movement of cells = CELL MOVEMENT
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
See also the descriptors: Immobilization MeSH
Kinesiology, Applied MeSH
Motion MeSH
DeCS UI: 9261
Descriptor UI: D009068
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/07/01
Movement - Preferred
Concept UI M0014139
Scope note The act, process, or result of passing from one place or position to another. It differs from LOCOMOTION in that locomotion is restricted to the passing of the whole body from one place to another, while movement encompasses both locomotion but also a change of the position of the whole body or any of its parts. Movement may be used with reference to humans, vertebrate and invertebrate animals, and microorganisms. Differentiate also from MOTOR ACTIVITY, movement associated with behavior.
Preferred term Movement
Entry term(s) Movements



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