Phenomenon or Process

MeSH ID: T067

Related Concepts:

  • Acceleration [M0000080]
  • Accidents, Home [M0000088]
  • Accidents, Industrial [M0000089]
  • Accidents, Occupational [M0000090]
    Unforeseen occurrences, especially of an injurious character due to factors involving one's employment. (From Dorland, 28th ed, p10)
  • Accidents, Traffic [M0000091]
    Accidents on streets, roads, and highways involving drivers, passengers, pedestrians, or vehicles. Traffic accidents refer to AUTOMOBILES (passenger cars, buses, and trucks), BICYCLING, and MOTORCYCLES but not OFF-ROAD MOTOR VEHICLES; RAILROADS nor snowmobiles.
  • Air Microbiology [M0000597]
    The presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in the air. This term is not restricted to pathogenic organisms.
  • Algal Bloom [M0007971]
  • Commodification [M0336438]
    The social process by which something or someone comes to be regarded and treated as an article of trade or commerce.
  • Decompression [M0005735]
    Decompression external to the body, most often the slow lessening of external pressure on the whole body (especially in caisson workers, deep sea divers, and persons who ascend to great heights) to prevent DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS. It includes also sudden accidental decompression, but not surgical (local) decompression or decompression applied through body openings.
  • Decompression, Explosive [M0029148]
    A sudden loss of pressure in a pressurized cabin, cockpit, or the like, so rapid as to be explosive. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 5th ed)
  • Defects, Equipment [M0007638]
  • Dehumanization [M0401706]
    The process by which a person or group of persons comes to be regarded or treated as lacking in human qualities.
  • Dental Prosthesis Failure [M0028641]
  • Dental Restoration Failure [M0028642]
    Inability or inadequacy of a dental restoration or prosthesis to perform as expected.
  • Direct Immunofluorescence [M0028486]
  • Disasters [M0006560]
  • Disease Outbreaks [M0006566]
    Sudden increase in the incidence of a disease. The concept includes epidemics and pandemics.
  • Electrolysis [M0007188]
    Destruction by passage of a galvanic electric current, as in disintegration of a chemical compound in solution.
  • Emergencies [M0007266]
    Situations or conditions having a high probability of disabling or immediately life-threatening consequences or requiring first aid or other immediate intervention.
  • Environmental Microbiology [M0007510]
    The study of microorganisms living in a variety of environments (air, soil, water, etc.) and their pathogenic relationship to other organisms including man.
  • Epidemics [M0006567]
  • Equipment Contamination [M0007634]
    The presence of an infectious agent on instruments, prostheses, or other inanimate articles.
  • Estrus Synchronization [M0007802]
    Occurrence or induction of ESTRUS in all of the females in a group at the same time, applies only to non-primate mammals with ESTROUS CYCLE.
  • Eutrophication [M0007972]
    Growth of a superabundance of algae and other microscopic plant life usually from an enrichment of a natural body of water by the addition of dissolved nutrients, especially nitrogen and phosphorus. It may be natural, induced (water pollution), or controlled (harvesting phytoplankton for food in an aquaculture system).
  • Evolution, Chemical [M0028893]
    Chemical and physical transformation of the biogenic elements from their nucleosynthesis in stars to their incorporation and subsequent modification in planetary bodies and terrestrial biochemistry. It includes the mechanism of incorporation of biogenic elements into complex molecules and molecular systems, leading up to the origin of life.
  • Evolution, Planetary [M0028894]
    Creation and development of bodies within solar systems, includes study of early planetary geology.
  • Explosions [M0008056]
  • Famine [M0020440]
  • Feedback [M0008286]
    A mechanism of communication within a system in that the input signal generates an output response which returns to influence the continued activity or productivity of that system.
  • Feedback, Biochemical [M0374751]
    A mechanism of communication among life processes to coordinate development, reproduction, and homeostasis. In humans, feedback loops are especially important for communication between organs that are spatially separated. Virtually all hormones from the nervous and endocrine systems are under feedback control: by peripheral hormones, cations, metabolites, osmolarity or extracellular fluid volume.
  • Feedback, Psychological [M0386033]
    A mechanism of information stimulus and response that may control subsequent behavior, cognition, perception, or performance. (From APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed.)
  • Fires [M0008511]
  • Food Contamination [M0008676]
    The presence in food of harmful, unpalatable, or otherwise objectionable foreign substances, e.g. chemicals, microorganisms or diluents, before, during, or after processing or storage.
  • Food Microbiology [M0008692]
    The presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in food and food products. This term is not restricted to pathogenic organisms: the presence of various non-pathogenic bacteria and fungi in cheeses and wines, for example, is included in this concept.
  • Founder Effect [M0028017]
    A phenomenon that is observed when a small subgroup of a larger POPULATION establishes itself as a separate and isolated entity. The subgroup's GENE POOL carries only a fraction of the genetic diversity of the parental population resulting in an increased frequency of certain diseases in the subgroup, especially those diseases known to be autosomal recessive.
  • Gravistimulation [M0009629]
  • Gravity, Altered [M0027705]
    A change in, or manipulation of, gravitational force. This may be a natural or artificial effect.
  • Immunofluorescence [M0008608]
  • Impacts, Environmental [M0007501]
  • Indirect Immunofluorescence [M0028484]
  • Inotropism [M0449385]
    The quality of affecting MUSCLE contractility, positively or negatively.
  • Inotropism, Cardiac [M0448186]
    The quality of affecting MYOCARDIUM contractility, positively or negatively.
  • Intrauterine Device Expulsion [M0011602]
    Spontaneous loss of INTRAUTERINE DEVICES from the UTERUS.
  • Life Change Events [M0012494]
    Those occurrences, including social, psychological, and environmental, which require an adjustment or effect a change in an individual's pattern of living.
  • Life Experiences [M0012495]
  • Linear Energy Transfer [M0027740]
    Rate of energy dissipation along the path of charged particles. In radiobiology and health physics, exposure is measured in kiloelectron volts per micrometer of tissue (keV/micrometer T).
  • Longterm Effects [M0021538]
  • Lubrication [M0012713]
    The application of a substance to diminish friction between two surfaces. It may refer to oils, greases, and similar substances for the lubrication of medical equipment but it can be used for the application of substances to tissue to reduce friction, such as lotions for skin and vaginal lubricants.
  • Lymphangiogenesis [M0441565]
    The formation of LYMPHATIC VESSELS.
  • Maternal Deprivation [M0013114]
    Prolonged separation of the offspring from the mother.
  • Negative Feedback, Biochemical [M0374752]
  • Noise [M0014940]
  • Noise, Occupational [M0014941]
    Noise present in occupational, industrial, and factory situations.
  • Outsourcing [M0030072]
  • Pandemics [M0491460]
  • Population Explosion [M0017322]
  • Positive Feedback, Biochemical [M0374753]
  • Preternatural Human Combustibility [M0027885]
  • Prosthesis Failure [M0017837]
    Malfunction of implantation shunts, valves, etc., and prosthesis loosening, migration, and breaking.
  • Prosthesis Loosening [M0017838]
  • Protein Hybridization [M0017859]
    The formation of a protein consisting of two or more polypeptide chains from separate and different polypeptide chains.
  • Protein Renaturation [M0328045]
    The reconstitution of a protein's activity following denaturation.
  • Pulsatile Flow [M0018153]
    Rhythmic, intermittent propagation of a fluid through a BLOOD VESSEL or piping system, in contrast to constant, smooth propagation, which produces laminar flow.
  • Radiation Protection [M0018385]
  • Recrudescence [M0018664]
  • Recurrence [M0018662]
    The return of a sign, symptom, or disease after a remission.
  • Relapse [M0018663]
  • Side Effects, Psychological [M0018009]
  • Sleep Deprivation [M0019965]
    The state of being deprived of sleep under experimental conditions, due to life events, or from a wide variety of pathophysiologic causes such as medication effect, chronic illness, psychiatric illness, or sleep disorder.
  • Soil Microbiology [M0020131]
    The presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in the soil. This term is not restricted to pathogenic organisms.
  • Specialty Uses of Chemicals [M0013921]
    Uses of chemicals in a research, industrial, or household setting. This does not include PHARMACOLOGIC ACTIONS.
  • Spontaneous Combustion [M0027886]
    A circumstance where a substance or organism takes fire and burns without an exogenous source. Spontaneous human combustion differs from preternatural human combustibility in that in the latter, some spark or trivial flame sets the fire and the body tissues, which have a greatly enhanced inflammability, continue to undergo incineration without any external heat source or combustible materials. (Bergman NA. Spontaneous human combustion: its role in literature and science. Pharos 1988;Fall;51(4):18-21)
  • Stigmata [M0004362]
  • Torque [M0028889]
    About an axis, the product of a force and the distance of its line of action from the axis. (NASA Thesaurus, 1994)
  • Water Microbiology [M0022887]
    The presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in water. This term is not restricted to pathogenic organisms.