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Medical Subject Headings

XML MeSH Conversion table.
ELHILL MeSH Unit Record ----> XML Format


Note that a list of all XML MeSH Data elements is available.

1. ELHILL MeSH and ASCII MeSH data elements, with corresponding XML element.

Record types:

D = Descriptor
Q = Qualifier
SCR = Supplemental Concept (formerly Chemical) Record

ELHILL Data Element (mnemonic)ELHILL
no. 1
record
type
ASCII
MeSH
XML element Tag
or attribute (= *)
Annotation (AN) 260 D,Q AN <Annotation>
Allowable Qualifiers (AQ) 398 D AQ <AllowableQualifier>
Backfile Postings (M66 ...) 280, ... D,Q M66, ... ---
Backward Cross Reference (BX) 277 D    
   subelement 1 [term]     PRINT ENTRY, ENTRY See <Term> and<String>.
   subelement 2 [type: "0" or "1"]     PRINT ENTRY, ENTRY See PrintFlagYN *,
IsPermutedTermYN *.
   subelement 3 [thesaurus ID]     subelement <ThesaurusID>
   subelement 4 [not used]        
   subelement 5 [date]     subelement <DateCreated>
   subelement 6 [sort version]     subelement <SortVersion>
   subelement 7 [entry version]     subelement <EntryVersion>
Backward cross reference,
thesaurus ID (BXTH)
701 D --- <ThesaurusID>
CAS Registry/EC Number (RN) 261 D,SCR RN <RegistryNumber>
CAS Type 1 Name (N1) 614 D,SCR N1 <CASN1Name>
Consider also cross reference (CX) 569 D CX <ConsiderAlso>
Date major Descriptor established (DX) 264 D DX <DateEstablished>
Date of entry (DA) 100 D,Q,SCR DA <DateCreated>
Date Qualifier established (DQ) 354 Q DQ <DateEstablished>
Descriptor Class (DC) 250 D DC DescriptorClass *
Descriptor entry version (DE) 266 D DE <EntryVersion>
Descriptor form (DF) 267 D --- [none but derivable from DescriptorClass *]
Descriptor Sort version (DS) 269 D DS <SortVersion>
Descriptor Type (DT) 252 D --- [none but derivable from DescriptorClass *]
Entry Combination (EC) 270 D EC <EntryCombination>
   subelement 1 [Qualifier input]     subelement <ECIn>
   subelement 2 [always "0"]     --- ---
   subelement 3 [Descriptor output]     subelement <ECOut>
   subelement 4 [Qualifier output]     subelement <ECOut>
Forward cross reference (FX) 262 D FX <SeeRelatedDescriptor>
Frequency (FR) 922 SCR FR <Frequency>
Heading Mapped-To (HM) 291 SCR HM <HeadingMappedTo>
History Note (HN) 219 D,Q HN <HistoryNote>
Indexing Information (II) 278 SCR II <IndexingInformation>
Major Revision date (MR) 120 D,Q,SCR MR <DateRevised>
MeSH Heading (MH) 251 D MH <DescriptorName>, see also
RecordPreferredTermYN *
MeSH Scope note (MS) 215 D,Q MS <ScopeNote>
MeSH tree Number (MN) 273 D,Q MN <TreeNumber>
MH Thesaurus ID 321 D MH_TH <ThesaurusID>
Name of substance (NM) 290 SCR NM <SupplementalRecordName>, see also
RecordPreferredTermYN *
Note (NO) 211 Q NO <Note>
Online Note (OL) 217 D,Q OL <OnlineNote>
Pharmacological Action (PA) 292 D,SCR PA <PharmacologicalAction>
Pre-explosion (PX) 126 D,Q PX ---
Previous Indexing (PI) 271 D,SCR PI <PreviousIndexing>
Public MeSH note (PM) 218 D PM <HistoryNote>
Qualifier cross reference (QX) 223 Q QX See <Term> and<String>.
Qualifier Entry Version (QE) 212 Q QE <EntryVersion>
Qualifier Sort Version (QS) 213 Q QX <SortVersion>
Qualifier Type (QT) 201 Q QT QualifierType *
Record Originator (RO) 101 D,Q,SCR   <RecordOriginatorsList>
   subelement 2 (if subelement 1 = "O")   " --- <RecordOriginator>
   subelement 2 (if subelement 1 = "C")   " --- <RecordAuthorizer>
   subelement 2 (if subelement 1 = "M")   " --- <RecordMaintainer>
Record Type (RY) 272 " RECTYPE See<DescriptorRecord>,
<SupplementalRecord>,
<QualifierRecord>
Related Registry number (RR) 610 D,SCR RR <RelatedRegistryNumber>
Running Head (RH) 274 D RH <RunningHead>
Source (SO) 602 SCR SO <Source>
Subheading (SH) 200 Q SH <QualifierName>, see also
RecordPreferredTermYN *
Synonyms (SY) 616 SCR SY See <Term> and<String>.
Thesaurus ID (TH) 276 D,SCR subelement, MH_TH, NM_TH  <ThesaurusID>
Topical Qualifier Abbreviation (QA) 216 Q QA <Abbreviation>
Tree Node allowed (TN) 210 Q TN <TreeNodeAllowed>
Unique Identifier (UI) 480 D UI <DescriptorUI>
" " Q UI <QualifierUI>
" " SCR UI <SupplementalRecordUI>

1 Not to be confused with the MeSH/MARC field number.

2. Data in XML MeSH for which there is no corresponding data in ELHILL MeSH or ASCII MeSH

XML MeSH Element or Attribute*record
type
ELHILLASCII
MeSH
Example or subelement
<ActiveMeSHYearList> D,Q,SCR --- --- '1999'
<ConceptName> D,Q,SCR --- --- Example = 'Heart'
ConceptPreferredTermYN* D,Q,SCR --- --- Example = 'Y'
<ConceptRelation> D,Q,SCR --- --- subelments<Concept1UI>, <Concept2UI>
[Concept] RelationName * D,Q,SCR --- subelement 2 Example = 'NRW'
<ConceptUI> D,Q,SCR --- --- Example = 'M0000026'
D,Q,SCR --- --- Example = 'C0000788'
<LexicalTag> D,SCR --- subelement 2 Example = 'TRD'
PreferredConceptYN * D,Q,SCR --- --- Example = 'Y'
<RelationAttribute> D,Q,SCR --- --- Example = 'isa' [no values yet in MeSH]
<SemanticType> D,Q,SCR --- ST,
subelement 2
Example = 'T061'
<SemanticTypeName> D,Q,SCR --- --- Example = 'Physiologic Function'
<TermUI> D,Q,SCR --- --- Example = 'T000066'

2 subelement in ASCII MeSH Descriptor ENTRY and PRINT ENTRY data elements, and in the SCR SY element.