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Topography, Medical MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Topography, Medical
Tree Number(s)
H01.277.500.097.500
H02.403.352.500
Unique ID
D019371
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019371
Annotation
IM as the discipline (education, history, etc); use as an NIM coordinate with specific disease /‌epidemiol (IM) or medical or physiologic aspect (IM) + specific geographic locale; do not use for anatomical topography ( = organ /‌anat)
Scope Note
The systematic surveying, mapping, charting, and description of specific geographical sites, with reference to the physical features that were presumed to influence health and disease. Medical topography should be differentiated from EPIDEMIOLOGY in that the former emphasizes geography whereas the latter emphasizes disease outbreaks.
Entry Version
TOPOGR MED
Entry Term(s)
Medical Topography
See Also
Geographic Mapping
Public MeSH Note
97
History Note
97
Date Established
1997/01/01
Date of Entry
1996/06/13
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Topography, Medical Preferred
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