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Battered Women MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Battered Women
Tree Number(s)
M01.975.155
Unique ID
D018585
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018585
Annotation
prefer SPOUSE ABUSE for battering of wives; check tags HUMANS & FEMALE
Scope Note
Women who are physically and mentally abused over an extended period, usually by a husband or other dominant male figure. Characteristics of the battered woman syndrome are helplessness, constant fear, and a perceived inability to escape. (From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 3d ed)
Entry Term(s)
Abused Woman
Abused Women
Battered Woman
Woman, Abused
Woman, Battered
Women, Abused
Women, Battered
See Also
Spouse Abuse
Public MeSH Note
95
History Note
95
Date Established
1995/01/01
Date of Entry
1994/04/16
Revision Date
2015/06/23
Battered Women Preferred
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