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Descriptor English:   Geographic Atrophy 
Descriptor Spanish:   Atrofia Geográfica 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Atrofia Geográfica 
Synonyms English:   Atrophies, Geographic
Atrophy, Geographic
Degeneration, Dry Macular
Degenerations, Dry Macular
Dry Macular Degeneration
Dry Macular Degenerations
Geographic Atrophies
Macular Degeneration, Dry
Macular Degenerations, Dry  
Tree Number:   C11.768.585.439.122
Definition English:   A form of MACULAR DEGENERATION also known as dry macular degeneration marked by occurrence of a well-defined progressive lesion or atrophy in the central part of the RETINA called the MACULA LUTEA. It is distinguishable from WET MACULAR DEGENERATION in that the latter involves neovascular exudates. 
History Note English:   2010 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   53530 
Unique Identifier:   D057092 

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