DeCS 2008 - March 17, 2008 version

Alphabetic Index of Descriptors

W-Pouch use Colonic Pouches

WAGR Syndrome

WAS Protein Family use Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome Protein Family

WASP Protein use Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome Protein

WASP-Family Verprolin Homologous Proteins use Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome Protein Family

WAVE Proteins use Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome Protein Family

WDHA use Vipoma

WDHH use Vipoma

WDSV use Epsilonretrovirus

WEE Virus use Encephalitis Virus, Western Equine

WFP use World Food Programme

WGA-HRP use Wheat Germ Agglutinin-Horseradish Peroxidase Conjugate

WHO use World Health Organization

WHO Emergency Health Kit use Emergency Health Kit

WHR use Waist-Hip Ratio

WORM Disks use Optical Storage Devices

WPW Syndrome use Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

WT1 Proteins

Waardenburg's Syndrome

Waddliaceae use Chlamydiales

Wages use Salaries and Fringe Benefits


Waist-Hip Ratio

Waiting Lists

Wakame use Undaria


Wakerobin use Trillium

Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia




Walking Sticks use Canes

Wallabies use Macropodidae

Wallabies, Rock use Macropodidae

Wallaroo use Macropodidae

Wallenberg Syndrome use Lateral Medullary Syndrome

Wallerian Degeneration

Walleye dermal sarcoma virus use Epsilonretrovirus

Walleye epidermal hyperplasia virus 1 use Epsilonretrovirus

Walleye epidermal hyperplasia virus 2 use Epsilonretrovirus

Wallflower use Erysimum

Walnut use Juglans


Waltheria use Sterculiaceae

Wandering Spleen

Wangiella use Exophiala


War Between the States use American Civil War

War Crimes

War Neuroses use Combat Disorders

War Wounded

Ward-Romano Syndrome use Romano-Ward Syndrome

Wards, General use Patients' Rooms


Warm Currents

Warm Ischemia


Wars use Military Activities

Wart-Hog Disease Virus use African Swine Fever Virus

Warthin Tumor use Adenolymphoma

Warthogs use Swine


Warts, Genital use Condylomata Acuminata

Warts, Venereal use Condylomata Acuminata


Wash Basins use Sanitary Devices

Washing Agent use Washing Agents

Washing Agents


Washington, D.C. use District of Columbia

Wasp Venoms


Wassermann Reaction use Syphilis Serodiagnosis

Waste Administration use Waste Management

Waste Classification

Waste Disposal, Fluid

Waste Disposal, Medical use Medical Waste Disposal

Waste Disposal, Solid use Refuse Disposal

Waste Exchange

Waste Importation use Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes

Waste Management

Waste Marketing

Waste Products

Waste Recovery use Solid Waste Use

Waste of Water

Wastewater Biological Characteristics

Wastewater Characteristics

Wastewater Chemical Characteristics

Wastewater Discharge use Wastewater Disposal

Wastewater Disposal

Wastewater Physical Characteristics

Wastewater Pumps

Wastewater Reuse use Wastewater Use

Wastewater Treatability use Analysis of Treatability

Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater Treatment Plants

Wastewater Use

Wasting Disease use Wasting Syndrome

Wasting Disease, Chronic

Wasting Disease, HIV use HIV Wasting Syndrome

Wasting Syndrome

Wasting Syndrome, HIV use HIV Wasting Syndrome


Water Acidity

Water Alkalinity

Water Analysis

Water Bacteriological Characteristics

Water Balance

Water Based Diseases use Waterborne Diseases

Water Biological Characteristics

Water Biology use Aquatic Biology

Water Buffaloes use Buffaloes

Water Channel Proteins use Aquaporins

Water Channels use Aquaporins

Water Characteristics

Water Chemical Characteristics

Water Chemical Properties use Water Chemical Characteristics

Water Chemistry

Water Chestnut, Chinese use Eleocharis

Water Classification

Water Code use Water Rights

Water Collection

Water Color

Water Conditioning use Water Treatment

Water Condominial Systems

Water Conflicts

Water Conservation

Water Conservation Devices

Water Consumption use Drinking

Water Consumption (Environmental Health)

Water Consumption Measurement

Water Consumption Variations

Water Contamination Control

Water Contamination Effects

Water Contest use Water Conflicts

Water Controversies use Water Conflicts

Water Cost

Water Currents

Water Cycle use Hydrological Cycle

Water Decontamination use Water Treatment

Water Demand

Water Deprivation

Water Disagreement use Water Conflicts

Water Discharge

Water Discharge Meter use Flowmeters

Water Discharge Meters use Flowmeters

Water Disinfectants

Water Disinfection

Water Disputes use Water Conflicts

Water Distribution

Water Distribution Networks

Water Economic Value use Water Value

Water Flavour

Water Flea use Cladocera

Water Flow

Water Flow Meters use Flowmeters

Water Flow Regulators use Water Valves

Water Hammer

Water Hammer Absorbers use Water Hammer Arrester Valves

Water Hammer Arrester use Water Hammer Arrester Valves

Water Hammer Arrester Valves

Water Hardness

Water Hemlock use Cicuta

Water Hyacinth use Eichhornia

Water Intake use Drinking

Water Intoxication

Water Level

Water Level Measurement

Water Level Recorders

Water Lily use Nymphaea

Water Litigation use Water Conflicts

Water Loss use Leakage

Water Loss Control use Leakage

Water Loss, Insensible

Water Memory use Action Mode of Homeopathic Drugs

Water Meter use Water Pressure Meters

Water Meters use Water Pressure Meters

Water Microbiological Characteristics

Water Microbiology

Water Moccasin use Colubridae

Water Monitoring

Water Movements

Water Nature use Water Characteristics

Water Needs use Water Demand

Water Odour

Water Organoleptic Characteristics

Water Physical Characteristics

Water Physicochemical Characteristics

Water Physicochemical Properties use Water Physicochemical Characteristics

Water Policy

Water Pollutants

Water Pollutants, Chemical

Water Pollutants, Radioactive

Water Pollution

Water Pollution Sources use Water Pollutants

Water Pollution, Chemical

Water Pollution, Radioactive

Water Pollution, Thermal use Water Pollution

Water Pressure

Water Pressure Meters

Water Price use Water Cost

Water Properties use Water Characteristics

Water Purification

Water Quality

Water Quality Control

Water Quality Criteria

Water Quality Models

Water Quality Standards

Water Quantity

Water Quarrels use Water Conflicts

Water Rationing

Water Recirculation

Water Reclamation use Water Recycling

Water Recovery use Wastewater Use

Water Recycling

Water Related Diseases use Waterborne Diseases

Water Renovation use Water Recycling

Water Resource Management use Integrated Water Resource Management

Water Resources

Water Resources Development

Water Resources Management use Integrated Water Resource Management

Water Resources Planning

Water Rights

Water Salinity use Saline Waters

Water Samples

Water Selfpurification

Water Shortage

Water Snake use Colubridae

Water Softening

Water Soluble Vitamins use Water-Soluble Vitamins

Water Sources use Water Resources

Water Spout

Water Storage

Water Stress use Dehydration

Water Supply

Water Supply Coverage

Water Supply Enterprises

Water Supply Systems use Water Supply

Water Supply, Rural

Water Towers

Water Treatability use Analysis of Treatability

Water Treatment

Water Treatment Plants

Water Turbidity

Water Units use Public Standposts

Water Use

Water Valorization use Water Value

Water Value

Water Valves

Water Virological Characteristics

Water Viscosity

Water Volume use Water Quantity

Water Waste use Water Consumption (Environmental Health)

Water Wrangle use Water Conflicts

Water and Sewerage System Accessories

Water-Electrolyte Balance

Water-Electrolyte Imbalance

Water-Soluble Vitamins

Waterborne Diseases

Waterborne Illnesses use Waterborne Diseases

Waterclover use Marsileaceae

Waterhouse-Friderichsen Syndrome

Watering use Irrigation (Agriculture)

Watermelon use Citrullus

Watermelon Stomach use Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia


Watershed Planning use Basin Authorities

Watery Diarrhea Syndrome use Vipoma

Watery Diarrhea with Hypokalemic Alkalosis use Vipoma

Wattle Tree use Acacia

Wattles use Comb and Wattles

Wautersia use Cupriavidus

Wautersia eutropha use Cupriavidus necator





Weapons of Mass Destruction

Weasels use Mustelidae


Weather Chart use Synoptic Chart

Weather Forecast

Weather Map use Synoptic Chart

Weaver Mice use Mice, Neurologic Mutants

Weber Syndrome use Brain Stem Infarctions

Weber-Christian Disease use Panniculitis, Nodular Nonsuppurative

Weber-Cockayne Syndrome use Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex

Weber-Fechner Law use Differential Threshold

Wechsler Scales


Wedensky Inhibition use Refractory Period, Electrophysiological

Wedge Argument

Wedge Pressure use Pulmonary Wedge Pressure

Weed Control


Wegener Autoantigen use Myeloblastin

Wegener Granulomatosis

Weibel-Palade Bodies

Weight Gain

Weight Lifting

Weight Loss

Weight Perception

Weight Reduction use Weight Loss

Weight by Age


Weight-Loss Agents use Anti-Obesity Agents


Weightlessness Countermeasures

Weightlessness Simulation

Weights and Measures

Weihe Points

Weil Disease

Weir use Dams



Welding, Dental use Dental Soldering

Well Drilling

Well Pumps

Wellness Centers use Fitness Centers

Wellness Programs use Health Promotion


Werdnig-Hoffmann Disease use Spinal Muscular Atrophies of Childhood

Werlhof's Disease use Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic

Wermer Syndrome use Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1

Werner Syndrome

Wernicke Aphasia use Aphasia, Wernicke

Wernicke Area use Temporal Lobe

Wernicke Encephalopathy

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome use Korsakoff Syndrome

West Bank use Middle East

West Indian Manatee use Trichechus manatus

West Indies

West Indies Region use Caribbean Region

West Irian use Indonesia

West Nile Fever

West Nile Virus Vaccines

West Nile virus

West Syndrome use Spasms, Infantile

West Virginia

Western Australia

Western Blotting use Blotting, Western

Western Equine Encephalitis use Encephalomyelitis, Western Equine

Western Immunoblotting use Blotting, Western

Western Samoa use Independent State of Samoa

Western World

Western equine encephalitis virus use Encephalitis Virus, Western Equine

Wet Lung use Pulmonary Edema

Wet Oxidation

Wet Wipes



Wetting Agents

Whale, False Killer use Dolphins

Whale, Killer

Whale, Melon-Headed use Dolphins

Whale, Pygmy Killer use Dolphins


Whales, Pilot

Wheat use Triticum

Wheat Germ Agglutinin-Horseradish Peroxidase Conjugate

Wheat Germ Agglutinins

Wheat Germ Lectins use Wheat Germ Agglutinins

Wheat Hypersensitivity


Wheezing use Respiratory Sounds

Whiplash Injuries

Whipple Disease

Whipple's Disease use Whipple Disease

Whirlpool Baths use Hydrotherapy

Whiskers use Vibrissae


White Blood Cell Count use Leukocyte Count

White Blood Cell Transfusion use Leukocyte Transfusion

White Blood Cells use Leukocytes

White Bryony use Bryonia alba

White Fat use Adipose Tissue, White

White Heifer Disease

White Muscle Disease

White Pepper use Black Pepper

White Sponge Nevus of Cannon use Leukokeratosis, Hereditary Mucosal

White Spots use Dental Caries

White Whale use Beluga Whale

White spot syndrome virus 1

White-Beaked Dolphins use Dolphins

White-Sided Dolphins use Dolphins

Whitefish use Salmonidae

Whiteflies use Hemiptera

Whites use European Continental Ancestry Group

Whole Blood Coagulation Time

Whole Body Imaging

Whole Body Scanning use Whole Body Imaging

Whole Complement Titer use Complement Hemolytic Activity Assay

Whole Utilization of Foods

Whole-Body Counting

Whole-Body Irradiation

Whole-Cell Recording use Patch-Clamp Techniques

Wholistic Health use Holistic Health

Whooping Cough

Whortleberry use Vaccinium myrtillus

Widowers use Widowhood


Widows use Widowhood

Wiesbaden Aqua

Wife Abuse use Spouse Abuse



Wilcox Test use Statistics, Nonparametric

Wilcoxon Rank Test use Statistics, Nonparametric

Wild Boar use Sus scrofa

Wild Ginger use Asarum

Wild Honeysuckle use Lonicera pericylmenum

Wild Rosemary use Ledum

Wild Sarsaparilla use Aralia

Wildbad Aqua


Wildugen Aqua

Will use Volition

Williams Syndrome

Willis' Circle use Circle of Willis

Willow use Salix

Willow, Water use Baccharis


Willy-Willy use Tropical Cyclone

Wilms Tumor

Wilms Tumor And Pseudohermaphroditism use Denys-Drash Syndrome

Wilms Tumor Genes use Genes, Wilms Tumor

Wilms Tumor-Aniridia-Genitourinary Anomalies-MR Syndrome use WAGR Syndrome

Wilson Disease use Hepatolenticular Degeneration


Wind Energy

Wind Erosion use Eolic Erosion

Wind Force

Wind Resources use Wind Energy

Wind Velocity



Wine Industry

Wines use Wine Industry


Winged-Helix Transcription Factors

Winking use Blinking


Winterberry use Ilex

Wirsung's Duct use Pancreatic Ducts


Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome

Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome Protein

Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome Protein Family

Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome Protein, Neuronal

Wissler's Syndrome

Wissler-Fanconi Syndrome use Wissler's Syndrome


Wit and Humor as Topic

Witch Doctor, African use Medicine, African Traditional

Witch Hazel use Hamamelis


Witchweed use Striga



Withdrawal Symptoms use Substance Withdrawal Syndrome

Withdrawing Care use Withholding Treatment

Withholding Treatment

Wittenborn Scales use Psychiatric Status Rating Scales

Wives use Spouses

Wnt Proteins

Wnt-2 Proto-oncogene Protein use Wnt2 Protein

Wnt1 Protein

Wnt1 Proto-Oncogene Protein use Wnt1 Protein

Wnt2 Protein

Woad use Isatis


Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome

Wolfberry use Lycium

Wolff Periodic Disease use Familial Mediterranean Fever

Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

Wolffian Body use Mesonephros

Wolffian Ducts

Wolfram use Tungsten

Wolfram Syndrome


Wolinella succinogenes use Wolinella

Wolman Disease

Wolverines use Mustelidae



Women Physicians use Physicians, Women

Women's Health

Women's Health Services

Women's Liberation use Women's Rights

Women's Rights

Women, Abused use Battered Women

Women, Battered use Battered Women

Women, Pregnant use Pregnant Women

Women, Working


Wood Finishing use Polishes (Health Surveillance)

Woodbine use Gelsemium

Woodchuck Hepatitis B Virus use Hepatitis B Virus, Woodchuck

Woodchuck Hepatitis Virus use Hepatitis B Virus, Woodchuck

Woodchucks use Marmota



Wooley monkey sarcoma virus use Sarcoma Virus, Woolly Monkey

Woolly Monkey use Atelinae

Word Association Tests

Word Blindness, Acquired use Dyslexia, Acquired

Word Processing


Work Capacity Evaluation

Work Environment use Working Environment

Work Hours

Work Hygiene use Occupational Health

Work Risk use Occupational Risks

Work Satisfaction use Job Satisfaction

Work Schedule Tolerance

Work Simplification

Work of Breathing

Worker use Workers


Workers Health use Occupational Health

Workers Safety use Occupational Health

Workers without Contract use Workers

Workers' Compensation

Working Conditions

Working Environment

Working Women use Women, Working

Working-Age Population


Workmen's Compensation use Workers' Compensation


Workplace Environment use Working Environment

Workshops use Congresses as Topic

World Bank use International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

World Food Programme

World Health

World Health Organization

World Population

World Strategies

World War I

World War II

World War, 1939-1945 use World War II

World Wide Web use Internet

Worm Breeding

Worms, Parasitic use Helminths

Worms, Segmented use Annelida

Wormseed use Chenopodium ambrosioides

Wormseed, Levant use Artemisia

Wormwood use Artemisia

Wound Healing

Wound Infection

Wounds and Injuries

Wounds, Gunshot

Wounds, Multiple use Multiple Trauma

Wounds, Nonpenetrating

Wounds, Penetrating

Wounds, Stab

Wrens use Songbirds


Wrightia antidysenterica use Kurchi


Wrist Injuries

Wrist Joint

Writer's Cramp use Dystonic Disorders


Wrongful Birth use Wrongful Life

Wrongful Life

Wryneck use Torticollis

Wu Zhu Yu use Evodia

Wu wei zi use Schisandra


Wuchereria bancrofti

Wuweizi use Schisandra

Wyethia helenoides