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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El mas conocido y utilizado de esos tesauros es el elaborado por la National Library of Medicine de Estados Unidos, conocido como Medical Subject Headings o MeSH.
This service allows the computer to convert clinial terms to medical subject headings withtou forcing the user to search the large directories manually.
To conduct a good direct search, some skill and experience with Medline searching is required and in particular familiarity with the medical subject heading (MeSH) hierarchical structure, the superimposed subheading structure, and the organization of the Medline record.
The second edition of the Quarterly Cumulative Index Medicus Subject Headings and Cross References was published in 1940, and that became the standard until the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) list was developed at NLM and made available in 1960 [5].
Development of biomedical content using core medical texts was supplemented with the National Library of Medicine's Medical Subject Headings (MESH).
25-inches and 2 inches thick, covers 34 broad-based subjects, and is organized logically around the "Health Occupations" and "Biological Sciences" tree structures of the National Library of Medicine's Medical Subject Headings (MeSH).
Plus, READER allows the user to effectively search CANCERLIT without knowing the indexing terminology, called Medical Subject Headings, or MeSH, used to describe every record in the database.
In Medical Subject Headings, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) (1989) defines meta-analysis as a "quantitative method of combining the results of independent studies (usually drawn from the published literature) and synthesizing summaries and conclusions which may be used to evaluate therapeutic effectiveness, plan new studies, etc.
It does not have a controlled vocabulary like PubMed s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH).

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