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Genetic Counseling MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Genetic Counseling
Tree Number(s)
H01.158.273.343.385.500.384
N02.421.308.400
Unique ID
D005817
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005817
Scope Note
An educational process that provides information and advice to individuals or families about a genetic condition that may affect them. The purpose is to help individuals make informed decisions about marriage, reproduction, and other health management issues based on information about the genetic disease, the available diagnostic tests, and management programs. Psychosocial support is usually offered.
Entry Version
GENET COUNSELING
Entry Term(s)
Counseling, Genetic
Genetic Counseling, Prenatal
Prenatal Genetic Counseling
Previous Indexing
Counseling (1966-1972)
Eugenics (1966-1972)
See Also
Directive Counseling
Eugenics
Genetic Techniques
Preconception Care
Public MeSH Note
73
History Note
73
Date Established
1973/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2017/05/24
Genetic Counseling Preferred
Genetic Counseling, Prenatal Narrower
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