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Metaphor MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Metaphor
Tree Number(s)
K01.400.899.500
K01.752.798.500
Unique ID
D019365
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019365
Annotation
IM; coord with object of comparison (IM)
Scope Note
The application of a concept to that which it is not literally the same but which suggests a resemblance and comparison. Medical metaphors were widespread in ancient literature; the description of a sick body was often used by ancient writers to define a critical condition of the State, in which one corrupt part can ruin the entire system. (From Med Secoli Arte Sci, 1990;2(3):abstract 331)
Public MeSH Note
97
History Note
97
Date Established
1997/01/01
Date of Entry
1996/06/10
Revision Date
2006/07/05

No Qualifiers
Metaphor Preferred
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