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Medicine, Traditional MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Medicine, Traditional
Tree Number(s)
E02.190.488
I01.076.201.450.654
Unique ID
D008519
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008519
Annotation
includes medicine among aborigines and other primitive cultures and folk medicine among non-primitive cultures; specify geographical term
Scope Note
Systems of medicine based on cultural beliefs and practices handed down from generation to generation. The concept includes mystical and magical rituals (SPIRITUAL THERAPIES); PHYTOTHERAPY; and other treatments which may not be explained by modern medicine.
Entry Version
MED TRADITIONAL
Entry Term(s)
Ethnomedicine
Folk Medicine
Folk Remedies
Home Remedies
Indigenous Medicine
Medicine, Folk
Medicine, Indigenous
Medicine, Primitive
Primitive Medicine
Traditional Medicine
See Also
Ethnobotany
Ethnopharmacology
Health Services, Indigenous
Materia Medica
Pharmacognosy
Plants, Medicinal
Shamanism
Traditional Pulse Diagnosis
Public MeSH Note
81; was MEDICINE, PRIMITIVE 1963-80; FOLK MEDICINE was see under FOLKLORE 1968-77
Online Note
use MEDICINE, TRADITIONAL to search MEDICINE, PRIMITIVE 1966-80, FOLK MEDICINE 1966-77, & FOLKLORE 1968-77
History Note
81; was MEDICINE, PRIMITIVE 1963-80; FOLK MEDICINE was see under FOLKLORE 1968-77
Date Established
1981/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2018/06/29
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