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Resource:MeSH

Name: Resource:MeSH
Description: MeSH is the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus. It consists of sets of terms naming descriptors in a hierarchical structure that permits searching at various levels of specificity. MeSH, in machine-readable form, is provided at no charge via electronic means.

MeSH descriptors are arranged in both an alphabetic and a hierarchical structure. At the most general level of the hierarchical structure are very broad headings such as "Anatomy" or "Mental Disorders." More specific headings are found at more narrow levels of the twelve-level hierarchy, such as "Ankle" and "Conduct Disorder." There are 26,142 descriptors in 2011 MeSH. There are also over 177,000 entry terms that assist in finding the most appropriate MeSH Heading, for example, "Vitamin C" is an entry term to "Ascorbic Acid." In addition to these headings, there are more than 199,000 headings called Supplementary Concept Records (formerly Supplementary Chemical Records) within a separate thesaurus.

The MeSH thesaurus is used by NLM for indexing articles from 5,400 of the world's leading biomedical journals for the MEDLINE/PubMED database. It is also used for the NLM-produced database that includes cataloging of books, documents, and audiovisuals acquired by the Library. Each bibliographic reference is associated with a set of MeSH terms that describe the content of the item. Similarly, search queries use MeSH vocabulary to find items on a desired topic.
Other Name(s): Medical Subject Headings, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)
Parent Organization: National Library of Medicine
Resource Type(s): Ontology, Downloadable database, Web accessible database
Keywords: Gold standard or authority
Abbreviation: MeSH
Resource: Resource
URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/meshhome.html
Id: nlx_75424
Link to OWL / RDF: Download this content as OWL/RDF

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Facts about Resource:MeSHRDF feed
AbbrevMeSH  +
CurationStatusuncurated  +
DefiningCitationhttp://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/meshhome.html  +
DefinitionMeSH is the National Library of Medicine's MeSH is the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus. It consists of sets of terms naming descriptors in a hierarchical structure that permits searching at various levels of specificity. MeSH, in machine-readable form, is provided at no charge via electronic means.

MeSH descriptors are arranged in both an alphabetic and a hierarchical structure. At the most general level of the hierarchical structure are very broad headings such as "Anatomy" or "Mental Disorders." More specific headings are found at more narrow levels of the twelve-level hierarchy, such as "Ankle" and "Conduct Disorder." There are 26,142 descriptors in 2011 MeSH. There are also over 177,000 entry terms that assist in finding the most appropriate MeSH Heading, for example, "Vitamin C" is an entry term to "Ascorbic Acid." In addition to these headings, there are more than 199,000 headings called Supplementary Concept Records (formerly Supplementary Chemical Records) within a separate thesaurus.

The MeSH thesaurus is used by NLM for indexing articles from 5,400 of the world's leading biomedical journals for the MEDLINE/PubMED database. It is also used for the NLM-produced database that includes cataloging of books, documents, and audiovisuals acquired by the Library. Each bibliographic reference is associated with a set of MeSH terms that describe the content of the item. Similarly, search queries use MeSH vocabulary to find items on a desired topic.
cabulary to find items on a desired topic.
ExampleImageMeSH.PNG  +
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.Resource  +
Has roleOntology  +, Downloadable database  +, and Web accessible database  +
Idnlx_75424  +
Is part ofNational Library of Medicine  +
KeywordsGold standard or authority  +
LabelResource:MeSH  +
ModifiedDate11 July 2011  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.Resource  +
SuperCategoryResource  +
SynonymMedical Subject Headings  +, and MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)  +