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MeSH: Medical Subject Headings

What is MeSH?

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), are carefully defined, official terms used to describe the subjects and topics of research articles in the health sciences.

Using MeSH can help you search more completely and more accurately on your topic. MeSH are used primarily in MEDLINE and PubMed.

For a detailed explanation of MeSH, click on the link below:

Introduction to MeSH - 2011

The MeSH Browser provides an easy way to look up the Medical Subject Headings for your topic.

MeSH Browser (via PubMed)

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