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Mutism MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Mutism
Tree Number(s)
C10.597.606.150.500.800.500
C23.888.592.604.150.500.800.500
F03.625.875
Unique ID
D009155
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009155
Scope Note
The inability to generate oral-verbal expression, despite normal comprehension of speech. This may be associated with BRAIN DISEASES or MENTAL DISORDERS. Organic mutism may be associated with damage to the FRONTAL LOBE; BRAIN STEM; THALAMUS; and CEREBELLUM. Selective mutism is a psychological condition that usually affects children characterized by continuous refusal to speak in social situations by a child who is able and willing to speak to selected persons. Kussmal aphasia refers to mutism in psychosis. (From Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 1994; 62(9):337-44)
Entry Term(s)
Kussmaul Aphasia
Kussmaul's Aphasia
Mutism, Conversion
Mutism, Elective
Mutism, Organic
Mutism, Selective
Mutism, Voluntary
Selective Mutism
Public MeSH Note
1969; see DEAF-MUTISM & SPEECH DISORDERS 1963-68
History Note
1969(1963)
Date Established
1969/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2015/02/10
Mutism Preferred
Selective Mutism Narrower
Mutism, Organic Narrower
Kussmaul Aphasia Narrower
Mutism, Conversion Narrower
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