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Medical Subject Headings

Suggestion for Medical Subject Headings Change

MeSH suggestions are reviewed for literary warrant and other criteria of usefulness, for reproducibility in use, and for understandability. In general, we avoid short acronyms because of the ambiguities they create. Please note that the library does not re-index articles already indexed.

MeSH vocabulary suggestions are now handled through the Contact the National Library of Medicine page. Instructions to submit suggestions are as follows:

  1. Please click here to be directed to the Contact NLM page.
  2. Insert "MeSH Vocabulary Suggestion" in the Subject of my comment or question box.
  3. Describe the change or addition to MeSH and any relevant additional information (e.g., reason for your suggested change; citations to support) in the My comment or question (required) box.