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Retinal Degeneration MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Retinal Degeneration
Tree Number(s)
C11.270.612
C11.768.585
Unique ID
D012162
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012162
Scope Note
A retrogressive pathological change in the retina, focal or generalized, caused by genetic defects, inflammation, trauma, vascular disease, or aging. Degeneration affecting predominantly the macula lutea of the retina is MACULAR DEGENERATION. (Newell, Ophthalmology: Principles and Concepts, 7th ed, p304)
NLM Classification #
WW 270
Previous Indexing
Eye Diseases (1966-1967)
Retina (1966-1967)
Public MeSH Note
70
History Note
70(68)
Date Established
1970/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2018/06/15
Retinal Degeneration Preferred
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