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Introduction to MeSH

The following is an introduction to the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) thesaurus, including its use and structure, as well as recent updates and availability of data. For simplest access to MeSH we suggest the MeSH Browser, an interactive Web application for searching and browsing MeSH data.

  1. Preface
  2. Structure of MeSH
  3. Data Elements in MeSH records
  4. Use of MeSH
  5. Changes to 2017 MeSH Terminology
  6. Changes to 2017 MeSH Hierarchy
  7. Availability of MeSH Data