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Category G - Phenomena and Processes

Indexing Principles - Pregnancy

PREGNANCY exists as a check tag and as a main heading. In articles on normal pregnancy, when the pregnancy is the point of the article, index the article with PREGNANCY - IM and, usually, with a subheading.

Immune tolerance in pregnant women
PREGNANCY /*immunol
*IMMUNE TOLERANCE
HUMAN
FEMALE

In most cases the PREGNANCY check tag will be used instead of the IM concept.

Many specific, pregnancy-related headings are treed under the general heading Pregnancy. Always scroll down the tree in the MeSH browser to see if a more specific term is available.

Improved outcome in high risk pregnancies
*PREGNANCY, HIGH-RISK
*PREGNANCY OUTCOME
HUMAN (check tag)
FEMALE (check tag)
PREGNANCY (check tag)

Diseases in pregnancy are coordinated with the term PREGNANCY COMPLICATIONS or one of its specifics

Salmonella infection in a pregnant woman
*SALMONELLA INFECTIONS
*PREGNANCY COMPLICATIONS, INFECTIOUS
HUMAN (check tag)
FEMALE (check tag)
PREGNANCY (check tag)
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