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Synesthesia MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Synesthesia
Tree Number(s)
C10.597.606.762.850
Unique ID
D000080311
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000080311
Scope Note
The experience of involuntary sensory cross activation where the presentation of a particular stimulus elicits a secondary sensory-perceptual experience. It most commonly occurs in the association of color with linguistic stimuli such as letters, numbers, words, or music, but can also occur between other senses. Although synesthesia can be acquired or transient due to trauma or drug use, there is also a strong genetic component, with a prevalence of about 1 in 2,000 individuals and a female to male ratio of 6:1.
Entry Term(s)
Chromesthesia
Colored Hearing Synesthesia
Grapheme-Color Synesthesia
Ideaesthesia
Ideasthesia
Lexical-Gustatory Synesthesia
NLM Classification #
WM 204
Public MeSH Note
2020; SYNESTHESIA was indexed under PERCEPTUAL DISORDERS 2011-2019
History Note
2020(2011)
Date Established
2020/01/01
Date of Entry
2019/07/08
Revision Date
2019/05/06
Synesthesia Preferred
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