Pharmacologic Action Terms
Every drug and chemical MeSH heading has been assigned one or more headings that describe known pharmacological actions (PA).
The pharmacological actions established for the MeSH Heading, Aspirin:
A citation to an article that discusses aspirin used as an anti-inflammatory agent will be assigned:
A citation to an article that discusses aspirin used to inhibit blood clotting will be assigned:
In a later section of this tutorial, you will learn how to use PubMed's MeSH Database to find MeSH terms for searching.
For more information about MeSH, see the Basics of MeSH web site.