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Eugenics MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Eugenics
Tree Number(s)
K01.400.307
Unique ID
D005053
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005053
Scope Note
The attempt to improve the PHENOTYPES of future generations of the human population by fostering the reproduction of those with favorable phenotypes and GENOTYPES and hampering or preventing BREEDING by those with "undesirable" phenotypes and genotypes. The concept is largely discredited. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Entry Term(s)
Negative Eugenics
Positive Eugenics
See Also
Genetic Counseling
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2008/07/08
Eugenics Preferred
Positive Eugenics Narrower
Negative Eugenics Narrower
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