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Primary Prevention
MeSH HeadingPrimary Prevention
Tree NumberN02.421.726.758
Tree NumberN06.850.780.680
Scope NoteSpecific practices for the prevention of disease or mental disorders in susceptible individuals or populations. These include HEALTH PROMOTION, including mental health; protective procedures, such as COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL; and monitoring and regulation of ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS. Primary prevention is to be distinguished from SECONDARY PREVENTION and TERTIARY PREVENTION.
Entry TermPrevention, Primary
See AlsoPreventive Dentistry
See AlsoPreventive Health Services
See AlsoPreventive Medicine
See AlsoPreventive Psychiatry
Allowable QualifiersCL EC ED ES HI IS LJ MA MT OG SN ST TD
Previous Indexing Preventive Health Services (1968-1978)
Previous Indexing Preventive Medicine (1966-1978)
Previous Indexingspecific disease/prevention & control (1966-1978)
History Note79
Date of Entry19780509
Unique IDD011322

MeSH Tree Structures

Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services [N02]
   Health Services [N02.421]
      Preventive Health Services [N02.421.726]
Diagnostic Services [N02.421.726.233]  +
Early Intervention (Education) [N02.421.726.320]
Health Education [N02.421.726.407]  +
Health Promotion [N02.421.726.507]  +
Immunization Programs [N02.421.726.608]  +
Needle-Exchange Programs [N02.421.726.708]
Post-Exposure Prophylaxis [N02.421.726.755]
Arrow pointing to current tree nodePrimary Prevention [N02.421.726.758]
Immunization [N02.421.726.758.310]  +
School Health Services [N02.421.726.809]  +
Secondary Prevention [N02.421.726.825]
Tertiary Prevention [N02.421.726.860]

Environment and Public Health [N06]
   Public Health [N06.850]
      Public Health Practice [N06.850.780]
Communicable Disease Control [N06.850.780.200]  +
Decontamination [N06.850.780.325]
Environmental Monitoring [N06.850.780.375]  +
Mass Screening [N06.850.780.500]  +
Population Surveillance [N06.850.780.675]  +
Arrow pointing to current tree nodePrimary Prevention [N06.850.780.680]
Immunization [N06.850.780.680.310]  +
Secondary Prevention [N06.850.780.750]
Tertiary Prevention [N06.850.780.800]

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