"Rare Diseases" 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.
A large group of diseases which are characterized by a low prevalence in the population. They frequently are associated with problems in diagnosis and treatment.
- Rare Diseases
- Disease, Rare
- Diseases, Rare
- Rare Disease
- Orphan Diseases
- Disease, Orphan
- Diseases, Orphan
- Orphan Disease
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Rare Diseases".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Rare Diseases".
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