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Causality MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Causality
Tree Number(s)
N05.715.350.200
N06.850.490.625
Unique ID
D015984
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015984
Annotation
an epidemiological concept: do not confuse with the cause of a disease ( = /‌etiol); IM general only; coordinate NIM with disease /‌epidemiol, not /‌etiol
Scope Note
The relating of causes to the effects they produce. Causes are termed necessary when they must always precede an effect and sufficient when they initiate or produce an effect. Any of several factors may be associated with the potential disease causation or outcome, including predisposing factors, enabling factors, precipitating factors, reinforcing factors, and risk factors.
Entry Term(s)
Causation
Enabling Factors
Multifactorial Causality
Multiple Causation
Predisposing Factors
Reinforcing Factors
Previous Indexing
Risk (1966-1989)
specific disease/epidemiology (1966-1989)
specific disease/etiology (1966-1989)
See Also
Mediation Analysis
Public MeSH Note
90
History Note
90
Date Established
1990/01/01
Date of Entry
1989/05/25
Revision Date
2020/06/09

No Qualifiers
Causality Preferred
Multifactorial Causality Narrower
Multiple Causation Narrower
Reinforcing Factors Narrower
Causation Narrower
Enabling Factors Narrower
Predisposing Factors Narrower
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