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Primary Prevention

"Primary Prevention" 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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Specific 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.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Primary Prevention" by people in this website by year, and whether "Primary Prevention" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 71 publications over 23 distinct years, with a maximum of 7 publications in 2011
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