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Geographic Atrophy MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Geographic Atrophy
Tree Number(s)
C11.768.585.439.122
Unique ID
D057092
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D057092
Scope Note
A form of MACULAR DEGENERATION also known as dry macular degeneration marked by occurrence of a well-defined progressive lesion or atrophy in the central part of the RETINA called the MACULA LUTEA. It is distinguishable from WET MACULAR DEGENERATION in that the latter involves neovascular exudates.
Entry Term(s)
Dry Macular Degeneration
Previous Indexing
Retinal Degeneration (1970-2009)
Public MeSH Note
2010
History Note
2010
Date Established
2010/01/01
Date of Entry
2009/07/06
Revision Date
2009/07/21
Geographic Atrophy Preferred
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