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Category E - Techniques and Equipment

Indexing Principles

Category E contains the MeSH terms for techniques and equipment. It includes terms for:

  • diagnostic techniques
  • therapeutic techniques
  • surgical techniques
  • anesthetic techniques
  • dental techniques
  • investigative techniques

As well as terms for the related

  • equipment
  • instruments
  • appliances
  • supplies

Indexing Policy

Techniques are described routinely in almost all articles. If a technique is merely mentioned and not discussed, it will be considered third tier and not indexed at all.

Pathology of the skin in cutaneous melanoma.
(Light microscope illustrations are shown. Light microscopy is routinely used in pathology studies; here it is considered third tier and not indexed)
MELANOMA /*pathol
SKIN /*pathol

Last Reviewed: March 10, 2015