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Primary Prevention MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Primary Prevention
Tree Number(s)
N02.421.726.758
N06.850.780.680
Unique ID
D011322
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011322
Scope Note
Specific practices for the prevention of disease or mental disorders in susceptible individuals or populations. These include HEALTH PROMOTION, including mental health; protective procedures, such as COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL; and monitoring and regulation of ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS. Primary prevention is to be distinguished from SECONDARY PREVENTION and TERTIARY PREVENTION.
Entry Version
PRIMARY PREV
Entry Term(s)
Disease Prevention, Primary
Prevention, Primary
Prevention, Primordial
Primordial Prevention
Previous Indexing
Preventive Health Services (1968-1978)
Preventive Medicine (1966-1978)
specific disease/prevention & control (1966-1978)
See Also
Preventive Dentistry
Preventive Health Services
Preventive Medicine
Preventive Psychiatry
Prophylactic Surgical Procedures
Public MeSH Note
79
History Note
79
Date Established
1979/01/01
Date of Entry
1978/05/09
Revision Date
2017/02/24
Primary Prevention Preferred
Primordial Prevention Related
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