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Check Tags


Both the main heading PREGNANCY and the check tag PREGNANCY are used for MAMMALS only!

All articles mentioning a pregnancy must have the check tag PREGNANCY. The indexer must then check the tags HUMAN or ANIMAL and also FEMALE. The check tag PREGNANCY can not be selected without selecting the check tag FEMALE and the check tag HUMAN or ANIMAL.

Pregnancy as IM heading vs. check tag
Pregnancy will be indexed IM when normal pregnancy is the main focus of the article. If pregnancy is not the main point of the article use the check tag PREGNANCY.

Pregnancy in developing countries.

HUMAN (check tag)
FEMALE (check tag)

Pre-eclampsia in Hispanic Americans.

HUMAN (check tag)
FEMALE (check tag)
PREGNANCY (check tag)

Last Reviewed: April 15, 2015