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Developmental Disabilities MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Developmental Disabilities
Tree Number(s)
F03.625.421
Unique ID
D002658
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002658
Scope Note
Disorders in which there is a delay in development based on that expected for a given age level or stage of development. These impairments or disabilities originate before age 18, may be expected to continue indefinitely, and constitute a substantial impairment. Biological and nonbiological factors are involved in these disorders. (From American Psychiatric Glossary, 6th ed)
Entry Term(s)
Child Development Deviations
Child Development Disorders
Child Development Disorders, Specific
Development Disorders, Child
Developmental Delay Disorders
Disabilities, Developmental
Previous Indexing
Child Behavior Disorders (1966-1967)
Child Psychology (1966-1967)
Public MeSH Note
96; was CHILD DEVELOPMENT DISORDERS 1981-95; was CHILD DEVELOPMENT DEVIATIONS 1968-80
History Note
96; was CHILD DEVELOPMENT DISORDERS 1981-95; was CHILD DEVELOPMENT DEVIATIONS 1968-80
Date Established
1968/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2015/07/06
Developmental Disabilities Preferred
Child Development Disorders, Specific Narrower
Child Development Deviations Narrower
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