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Descriptor English: North America
Descriptor Spanish: América del Norte
Descriptor Portuguese: América do Norte
Descriptor French: Amérique du Nord
Entry term(s): Northern America
Tree number(s): Z01.107.567
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009656
Scope note: The northern continent of the Western Hemisphere, extending northward from the Colombia-Panama border and including CENTRAL AMERICA, MEXICO, Caribbean area, the UNITED STATES, CANADA and GREENLAND. The term often refers more narrowly to MEXICO, continental UNITED STATES, AND CANADA.
Allowable Qualifiers: EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
DeCS ID: 9843
Unique ID: D009656
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: 2016/06/27
North America - Preferred
Concept UI M0014996
Scope note The northern continent of the Western Hemisphere, extending northward from the Colombia-Panama border and including CENTRAL AMERICA, MEXICO, Caribbean area, the UNITED STATES, CANADA and GREENLAND. The term often refers more narrowly to MEXICO, continental UNITED STATES, AND CANADA.
Preferred term North America
Northern America - Narrower
Concept UI M0014997
Preferred term Northern America



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