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Battered Women

"Battered Women" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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Women who are physically and mentally abused over an extended period, usually by a husband or other dominant male figure. Characteristics of the battered woman syndrome are helplessness, constant fear, and a perceived inability to escape. (From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 3d ed)


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Battered Women" by people in this website by year, and whether "Battered Women" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 13 publications over 10 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2006 and 2008 and 2009
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