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Life MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Life
Tree Number(s)
K01.752.400
Unique ID
D019369
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019369
Scope Note
The state that distinguishes organisms from inorganic matter, manifested by growth, metabolism, reproduction, and adaptation. It includes the course of existence, the sum of experiences, the mode of existing, or the fact of being. Over the centuries inquiries into the nature of life have crossed the boundaries from philosophy to biology, forensic medicine, anthropology, etc., in creative as well as scientific literature. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed; Dr. James H. Cassedy, NLM History of Medicine Division)
Previous Indexing
Philosophy (1966-1996)
Philosophy, Medical (1966-1996)
Public MeSH Note
97
History Note
97
Date Established
1997/01/01
Date of Entry
1996/06/10
Revision Date
2002/07/03

No Qualifiers
Life Preferred
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