"Mental Competency" 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.
The ability to understand the nature and effect of the act in which the individual is engaged. (From Black's Law Dictionary, 6th ed).
- Mental Competency
- Mental Competence
- Competence, Mental
- Competency, Mental
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Mental Competency".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Mental Competency".
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