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Spontaneous Combustion MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Spontaneous Combustion
Tree Number(s)
G02.833
N06.230.216.750
Unique ID
D018605
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018605
Annotation
material or human: read MeSH definition; only /‌hist
Scope Note
A circumstance where a substance or organism takes fire and burns without an exogenous source. Spontaneous human combustion differs from preternatural human combustibility in that in the latter, some spark or trivial flame sets the fire and the body tissues, which have a greatly enhanced inflammability, continue to undergo incineration without any external heat source or combustible materials. (Bergman NA. Spontaneous human combustion: its role in literature and science. Pharos 1988;Fall;51(4):18-21)
Entry Term(s)
Preternatural Human Combustibility
Public MeSH Note
95
History Note
95
Date Established
1995/01/01
Date of Entry
1994/04/19
Revision Date
2016/06/17

Allowable Qualifiers
Spontaneous Combustion Preferred
Preternatural Human Combustibility Related
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