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MeSH Database (continued)

Go to the Full display for a MeSH term by clicking on the term.

The Full display includes more information about the MeSH term including:

  • the year the term was introduced
  • subheadings selections
    • The subheading list includes those paired at least once with the heading in MEDLINE and may not reflect current rules for allowable combinations.
    • Click on the Subheadings link to see a list of subheading definitions.
  • a checkbox to restrict the term to the MeSH Major Topic and a checkbox to not include MeSH terms found below this term in the MeSH hierarchy (i.e., turn off MeSH explosions).
  • Entry Terms (synonyms) are provided.
  • The MeSH tree structure with the browsed term in bold typeface.

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Last Reviewed: August 24, 2018