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Asia MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Asia
Tree Number(s)
Z01.252
Unique ID
D001208
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001208
Annotation
several geog subdivisions & all Asiatic countries are available as headings
Scope Note
The largest of the continents. It was known to the Romans more specifically as what we know today as Asia Minor. The name comes from at least two possible sources: from the Assyrian asu (to rise) or from the Sanskrit usa (dawn), both with reference to its being the land of the rising sun, i.e., eastern as opposed to Europe, to the west. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p82 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p34)
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2022/07/08
Asia Preferred
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