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Lightning Injuries MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Lightning Injuries
Tree Number(s)
C26.324.550
Unique ID
D015168
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015168
Scope Note
Accidental injuries caused by brief high-voltage electrical discharges during thunderstorms. Cardiopulmonary arrest, coma and other neurologic symptoms, myocardial necrosis, and dermal burns are common. Prompt treatment of the acute sequelae, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is indicated for survival.
Entry Version
LIGHTNING INJ
Entry Term(s)
Injuries, Lightning
Lightning Stroke
Previous Indexing
Burns, Electric (1966-1988)
Electric Injuries (1966-1988)
Lightning (1966-1988)
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under ELECTRIC INJURIES 1989-90
History Note
91(89); was see under ELECTRIC INJURIES 1989-90
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1988/04/08
Revision Date
2010/06/25
Lightning Injuries Preferred
Lightning Stroke Narrower
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