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; it serves as a thesaurus that facilitates searching.wikipedia
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Controlled vocabulary

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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; it serves as a thesaurus that facilitates searching.
Well known subject heading systems include the Library of Congress system, MeSH, and Sears.

PubMed

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Created and updated by the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM), it is used by the MEDLINE/PubMed article database and by NLM's catalog of book holdings.
very recent entries to records for an article before it is indexed with Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and added to MEDLINE

MEDLINE

Index Medicus/MEDLINEMedical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System OnlineMEDLARS
Created and updated by the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM), it is used by the MEDLINE/PubMed article database and by NLM's catalog of book holdings.
MEDLINE uses Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) for information retrieval.

Index Medicus

Quarterly Cumulative Index Medicus
MeSH was introduced in the 1960s, with the NLM's own index catalogue and the subject headings of the Quarterly Cumulative Index Medicus (1940 edition) as precursors.
Later this language became the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH).

Medical classification

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Medical classification
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

Medical literature retrieval

Medical literature retrieval
* Medical Subject Headings

Subject indexing

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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; it serves as a thesaurus that facilitates searching. MeSH was introduced in the 1960s, with the NLM's own index catalogue and the subject headings of the Quarterly Cumulative Index Medicus (1940 edition) as precursors.

Thesaurus (information retrieval)

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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; it serves as a thesaurus that facilitates searching.

United States National Library of Medicine

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Created and updated by the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM), it is used by the MEDLINE/PubMed article database and by NLM's catalog of book holdings.

ClinicalTrials.gov

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MeSH is also used by ClinicalTrials.gov registry to classify which diseases are studied by trials registered in ClinicalTrials.

Anatomy

Organism

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Organisms [B]

Medical diagnosis

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Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment [E]

Psychology

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Psychiatry and Psychology [F]

Biology

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Biological Sciences [G]

Anthropology

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Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena [I]

Sociology

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Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena [I]

Information science

information studiesinformation sciencesinformation
Information Science [L]

Geography

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Geographic Locations [Z]