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Intellectual Disability MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Intellectual Disability
Tree Number(s)
C10.597.606.360
C23.888.592.604.646
F01.700.687
F03.625.539
Unique ID
D008607
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008607
Annotation
do not equate /‌rehabil with EDUCATION OF INTELLECTUALLY DISABLED
Scope Note
Subnormal intellectual functioning which originates during the developmental period. This has multiple potential etiologies, including genetic defects and perinatal insults. Intelligence quotient (IQ) scores are commonly used to determine whether an individual has an intellectual disability. IQ scores between 70 and 79 are in the borderline range. Scores below 67 are in the disabled range. (from Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, p28)
Entry Term(s)
Deficiency, Mental
Disability, Intellectual
Idiocy
Intellectual Development Disorder
Mental Deficiency
Mental Retardation
Mental Retardation, Psychosocial
Retardation, Mental
Public MeSH Note
1967; see MENTAL DEFICIENCY 1963-1966; see IDIOCY 1963-1984; see MENTAL RETARDATION, PSYCHOSOCIAL 1969-1997
History Note
1967(1963)
Entry Combination
education:Education of Intellectually Disabled
Date Established
1967/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2018/06/30
Intellectual Disability Preferred
Idiocy Narrower
Mental Retardation, Psychosocial Narrower
Deficiency, Mental Broader
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