Medical Subject Headings

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Medical Subject Headings

A standard set of keyboarding terms used by the US National Library of Medicine to Index Medicus and Medline.

Med·i·cal Sub·ject Head·ings

(MeSH) (med'i-kăl sŭb'jekt hed'ings)
A huge controlled vocabulary (or metadata system) for the purpose of indexing journal articles and books in the life sciences. Created and updated by the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM), it is used by the MEDLINE article database and by NLM's catalog of book holdings. MeSH can be browsed and downloaded free of charge on the Internet; a printed version is published once a year.
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To address this issue we studied the new Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) edited by the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
MEDLINE relies on a specific Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) indexing language to most accurately store and retrieve journal citations.
The medical subject heading definition of hemolysis used by the National Library of Medicine is "destruction of erythrocytes.
Evidence of the deleterious effects of poor lifestyle choices in the area of nutrition and physical activity may be observed based on many factors, including the addition of the medical subject heading (MESH) Metabolic Syndrome Xin 2002.
Other improvements include additional revisions to indexing fields, such as newly added taxonomical terms, revised biosystematic codes, and revised mapping of Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) disease terms.
LocatorPlus and PubMed employ the Medical Subject Heading indexing vocabulary which is less specific for the interdisciplinary concerns of bioethics than the vocabulary used by Bioethicsline.
Studies from the MEDLINE database were identified using a title search for the key word "toenail," and medical subject heading searches combining "onychomycosis" and "therapy.
Data bases such as Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) improves the key words used by authors.
Anne O'Tate offers a "cluster by topic" option that allows the user to divide the retrieved articles into no more than a dozen distinct topics using Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) terms, which facilitates examination of relatively small, homogeneous subsets that share common topics.
The Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications used Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) tools to further analyze search logs and created a ranked list of search terms organized by NLM's Medical Subject Heading (MESH) vocabulary (McCray, Loane, Browne, & Bangalore, 1999).
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the release of an enhanced version of MeSH on Demand, a tool that can be used to identify Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) terms relevant to text of up to 10,000 characters.
Common MEDLINE fields include: [MESH] Medical subject heading, [AUTH] author, [JOUR] for journal, and [ALL] for any field.

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