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Resource:MeSH

Name: Resource:MeSH
Description: A controlled vocabulary thesaurus that 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 27,149 descriptors in 2014 MeSH. There are also over 218,000 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 219,000 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)
Abbreviation: MeSH
Parent Organization: NLM
Resource Type(s): Controlled vocabulary
Resource: Resource
URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh
Alt. URL(s): http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/MESH
*Id: nlx_75424
Related to: Resource:BioPortal, Resource:MEDLINE, Resource:PubMed
Availability: Free
Address: National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894
Keywords: UMLS, Database, health, thesaurus, medical, Gold standard
Link to OWL / RDF: Download this content as OWL/RDF

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Curation status: Curated

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Facts about Resource:MeSHRDF feed
AbbrevMeSH  +
AddressNational Library of Medicine  +, 8600 Rockville Pike  +, Bethesda  +, and MD 20894  +
AltURLhttp://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/MESH  +
AvailabilityFree  +
CommentContact: NLM Customer Service, custserv (at) nlm.nih.gov
CurationStatuscurated  +
DefiningCitationhttp://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh  +
DefinitionA controlled vocabulary thesaurus that con A controlled vocabulary thesaurus that 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 27,149 descriptors in 2014 MeSH. There are also over 218,000 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 219,000 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 roleControlled vocabulary  +
Idnlx_75424  +
Is part ofNational Library of Medicine  +
KeywordsUMLS  +, Database  +, Health  +, Thesaurus  +, Medical  +, and Gold standard  +
LabelResource:MeSH  +
ModifiedDate26 August 2014  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.Resource  +
RelatedToResource:BioPortal  +, Resource:MEDLINE  +, and Resource:PubMed  +
SuperCategoryResource  +
SynonymMedical Subject Headings  +, and MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)  +