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Introduction to MeSH - 2016

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. Use of MeSH

4. MeSH Vocabulary Changes for 2016*

5. Availability of MeSH Data

*Note that mid-year updates are not included in the lists of changes