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Category M - Persons

Indexing Principles

Category M contains the MeSH terms for persons (named groups). Category M includes terms for:

  • CRIME VICTIMS
  • FAMOUS PERSONS
  • CAREGIVERS
  • PATIENTS
  • LAWYERS
  • MILITARY PERSONNEL
  • LIBRARIANS

Category M terms are usually indexed as IM concepts.

The terms listed below are treed under the MeSH heading AGE GROUPS. They are of special significance, because they can be used either as IM concepts or as Check Tags (NIM concepts without subheadings).

  • INFANT, NEWBORN
  • INFANT
  • CHILD, PRESCHOOL
  • CHILD
  • ADOLESCENT
  • ADULT
  • MIDDLE AGED
  • AGED
  • AGED, 80 AND OVER
  • YOUNG ADULT
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