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Information Sources Administration / Health Terminologies and Classifications

DeCS descriptor creation / change
Required information:

  • Term in Portuguese, Spanish and English:
  • Justify the creation or change:
  • How often have you encountered this concept?
  • Cite references from LILACS and / or MEDLINE where the concept appears:
  • Indicate the hierarchical location / position of the term in relation to the others, within the corresponding DeCS category:
  • Scope note (definition of the term with source, preferably in Portuguese, Spanish and English):
  • Observations that you feel necessary:



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