Medical Subject Headings

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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) is a comprehensive controlled vocabulary for the purpose of indexing journal articles and books in the life sciences.wikipedia
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Controlled vocabulary

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Well known subject heading systems include the Library of Congress system, MeSH, and Sears.

Medical classification

statistical classificationclassificationWHO Family of International Classifications

Thesaurus (information retrieval)

This additional information and the hierarchical structure (see below) make the MeSH essentially a thesaurus, rather than a plain subject headings list.


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Information science

Information SciencesInformation StudiesInformation Science and Engineering