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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.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Primary Prevention" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Primary Prevention" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 571 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 46 publications in 2013 and 2014
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