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Meconium Aspiration Syndrome MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Meconium Aspiration Syndrome
Tree Number(s)
C08.381.520.687
C08.618.580
C12.050.703.277.785
C16.300.580
C16.614.580
Unique ID
D008471
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008471
Scope Note
A condition caused by inhalation of MECONIUM into the LUNG of FETUS or NEWBORN, usually due to vigorous respiratory movements during difficult PARTURITION or respiratory system abnormalities. Meconium aspirate may block small airways leading to difficulties in PULMONARY GAS EXCHANGE and ASPIRATION PNEUMONIA.
Entry Term(s)
Aspiration, Meconium
Meconium Aspiration
Meconium Inhalation
Previous Indexing
Asphyxia Neonatorum (1977-1987)
Aspiration (1975-1987)
Infant, Newborn, Diseases (1971-1983)
Meconium (1966-1987)
Pneumonia, Aspiration (1966-1987)
Respiratory Distress Syndrome (1971-1987)
Public MeSH Note
2006; see MECONIUM ASPIRATION 1988-2005
History Note
2006 (1988)
Date Established
1988/01/01
Date of Entry
1987/03/25
Revision Date
2021/06/30
Meconium Aspiration Syndrome Preferred
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