DeCS suggestion form

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To use this form, we kindly ask the user to copy it and fill it out in a text editor, save it, and attach it in an email and send it to

'BIREME - Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information'

'Information Sources Administration / Health Terminologies and Classifications'

'DeCS descriptor creation / change'

Required information:

  • Term in Portuguese, Spanish and English:

  • Justify the creation or change:

  • How often have you encountered this concept?

  • Cite references from LILACS and / or MEDLINE where the concept appears:

  • Indicate the hierarchical location / position of the term in relation to the others, within the corresponding DeCS category:

  • Scope note (definition of the term with source, preferably in Portuguese, Spanish and English):

  • Observations that you feel necessary:



Area of ​​expertise: