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Qi MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Qi
Tree Number(s)
I01.076.201.450.654.558.520.300
K01.752.730
Unique ID
D019413
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019413
Annotation
Qi defic goes here
Scope Note
The vital life force in the body, supposedly able to be regulated by acupuncture. It corresponds roughly to the Greek pneuma, the Latin spiritus, and the ancient Indian prana. The concept of life-breath or vital energy was formulated as an indication of the awareness of man, originally directed externally toward nature or society but later turned inward to the self or life within. (From Comparison between Concepts of Life-Breath in East and West, 15th International Symposium on the Comparative History of Medicine - East and West, August 26-September 3, 1990, Shizuoka, Japan, pp. ix-x)
Entry Term(s)
Ch'i
Life-Breath (Philosophy)
Vital Energy (Philosophy)
See Also
Yang Deficiency
Yin Deficiency
Yin-Yang
Public MeSH Note
2002; see CH'I 1997-2002
History Note
2002(1997)
Date Established
1997/01/01
Date of Entry
1996/06/10
Revision Date
2009/07/06

Allowable Qualifiers
Qi Preferred
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