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Acupuncture Analgesia MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Acupuncture Analgesia
Tree Number(s)
E02.190.044.105
E03.091.048
Unique ID
D015667
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015667
Scope Note
Analgesia produced by the insertion of ACUPUNCTURE needles at certain ACUPUNCTURE POINTS on the body. This activates small myelinated nerve fibers in the muscle which transmit impulses to the spinal cord and then activate three centers - the spinal cord, midbrain and pituitary/hypothalamus - to produce analgesia.
Entry Term(s)
Acupuncture Anesthesia
Analgesia, Acupuncture
Anesthesia, Acupuncture
NLM Classification #
WB 369.5.A18
Previous Indexing
Acupuncture (1972-1989)
Analgesia (1972-1989)
Public MeSH Note
1990; for ACUPUNCTURE ANESTHESIA see ACUPUNCTURE ANESTHESIA 1990-2001; see ACUPUNCTURE 1990
History Note
1990; for ACUPUNCTURE ANESTHESIA use ACUPUNCTURE ANESTHESIA 1991-2001; use ACUPUNCTURE 1990
Date Established
1990/01/01
Date of Entry
1989/04/07
Revision Date
2001/07/25
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