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NLM Classification 2014 Edition

Willis SR. NLM Classification 2014 Edition. NLM Tech Bull. 2014 May-Jun;(398):e4.

2014 May 08 [posted]

The NLM Classification, available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/class/, incorporates all additions and changes to the schedules and index from April 2013 through March 2014. The PDF version will be updated with 2014 classification data by the end of May 2014.

The QS (Human Anatomy) and QT (Physiology) schedules were the major area of focus for the 2014 edition.

Two (2) QT schedule outline headers were changed:

  • QT 180-245 Physiology. Hygiene was changed to QT 180-245 Hygiene.
  • QT 250-275 Leisure Activities. Sports Medicine was changed to QT 250-275 Leisure Activities. Sports. Sports Medicine.

Some QS and QT class number captions and notes were revised to better reflect the scope of the number. For example:

  • At QS 26.5, the note was added: Classify here works on Visible Human Projects.
  • At QS 504, the note was added: Includes works on comparative histology between humans and animals.
  • At QS 645, the caption was changed from Placentation. Fetal membranes to Placentation. Extraembryonic membranes.
  • At QT 4, the caption was changed from General works, including comparative physiology to General works. The note was changed from Classify material on comparative physiology limited to animals in QP to Includes works on comparative physiology between humans and animals. Classify material on human physiology only in QT 104. Classify animal physiology in QP, QL, or SF.
  • At QT 34, the caption was changed from Biophysics to Biophysical phenomena.
  • At QT 36, the caption was changed from Biomedical engineering to Bioengineering. Biomedical engineering (General).
  • At QT 36.5, the caption was changed from Nanotechnology to Microtechnology. Nanotechnology.
  • At QT 150, the caption was changed from Hot climates to Hot temperature.
  • At QT 250, the caption was changed from Recreation. Outdoor activities to Leisure activities.


Class Numbers Added and Canceled

Thirteen (13) new class numbers were added.



Class Numbers Added — 2014
New Number Class Name Former Number(s)

QT 34.5

Biomechanical phenomena

None

QT 34.8

Magnetic phenomena

QT 34; QU 375

QT 36.2

Medical electronics

QT 34

QT 36.4

Biosensing

QT 36

QT 37.5.M4

Metals

Various numbers

QT 256

Physical fitness

QT 255

QT 260.5.D3

Dancing

QT 255

QT 260.5.G9

Gymnastics

QT 255

QT 260.5.Y7

Yoga

QT 255

QT 262

Doping in sports

QT 260

QT 263

Sports and exercise nutrition

None

WM 420.5.P75

Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic

None

*WX 21

Hospital medicine as a profession. Ethics. Peer review

None

*WX 21 was a formerly canceled number that was reinstated.



Class Numbers Canceled - 2014

Seven (7) class numbers were canceled.

Class Numbers Canceled — 2014
Canceled Number Class Name Now Classed In

QS 530

Experimental histology

Various numbers

QS 642

Twinning. Multiple embryo production

WQ 235

QT 162.E4

Electrolytes

Various numbers

QT 230

Lighting. Air. Sunlight. Living space

QT 162.L5

QZ 57

Physical agents

Various numbers

WG 530

Frostbite. Immersion foot

WD 670; WE 880

WW 113

Hygiene. Eye protective devices

WW 26

Table G (Geographic Notations)

Changes were made to Table G (Geographic Notations) http://www.nlm.nih.gov/class/TableGOutline.html.

Four (4) Table G numbers were added:

  • DB9- British Virgin Islands
  • DC25- Caribbean Netherlands
  • DC95- CuraƧao
  • DS5- Sint Maarten

Three (3) cross references were added:

  • Saba see Caribbean Netherlands
  • St. Eustatius see Caribbean Netherlands
  • Virgin Islands of the United States see United States Virgin Islands

One (1) Table G number caption was modified:

  • DV5 - Virgin Islands of the United States was changed to United States Virgin Islands

Two (2) Table G numbers were relocated:

  • DN4-Netherlands Antilles was moved to the Historical Geographic Locations section
  • JI5-Indochina was moved to the Obsolete Table G Notations section

Other Changes to the Schedule

Changes were made to other class schedules. For example:

  • At WA 260, the note was added: Classify works on protective devices in sports and leisure activities in QT 250-261.
  • At WB 480, the caption was changed from Ultraviolet therapy. Sunlight. Light therapy to Ultraviolet therapy. Heliotherapy. Light therapy.
  • At WD 610, the caption was changed from Hot Temperature to Heat stress disorders.
  • At WN 600, the note was added: Classify works on the effects of non-ionizing radiation on humans in QT 162.U4.

All index entries pertaining to the aforementioned schedule additions and changes were modified.

Changes to the Index

One hundred and five (105) new index entries were created of which forty-two (42) are from the 2014 MeSH; the remainder are MeSH terms from previous years. All main index headings are now linked to the 2014 vocabulary in the MeSH Browser.

New Index Term

1       Acceptance and Commitment Therapy -- WM 425.5.C6

2       Allografts -- WO 660-690

3       Autografts -- WO 660-690

4       Basement Membrane -- QS 532.5.E7

5       Bed Rest -- WB 545

6       Biofuels -- QV 241

7       Biophysical Processes

8       Blastocyst -- QS 645

9       Bone Substitutes -- QT 37

10       Carcinogenesis -- QZ 202

11       Cardiovascular Nursing -- WY 152.2

12       Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy -- WO 660-690

13       Chemically-Induced Disorders

14       Choledochal Cyst -- WI 750

15       Coated Materials, Biocompatible -- QT 37

16       Critical Care Nursing -- WY 154

17       Dendrimers

18       Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions

19       Earthquakes

20       Eating -- WI 102

21       Ecological Parameter Monitoring -- QH 541.15.E265

22       Electric Impedance

23       Electrochemical Techniques -- QD 551-575

24       Embryo, Mammalian

25       Embryo, Nonmammalian -- QL 958-959

26       Evoked Potentials, Motor -- WL 102

27       Exobiology -- QH 325-326

28       Family Nurse Practitioners -- WY 128

29       Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders -- WQ 211

30       Firearms

31       Genes, Microbial

32       Genome, Microbial

33       Gloves, Protective

34       Guided Tissue Regeneration -- WO 600

35       Guided Tissue Regeneration, Periodontal -- WU 600

36       Histocytological Preparation Techniques -- QS 525

37       Home Health Nursing -- WY 115

38       Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing -- WY 152.3

39       Hospital Medicine -- WX 21

40       Hot Springs

41       Inhalation Exposure

42       Intrinsically Disordered Proteins -- QU 55

43       Lab-On-A-Chip Devices -- QT 26

44       Liquid Crystals

45       Medical Marijuana -- WB 925

46       Metagenome -- QW 51

47       Metal Nanoparticles -- QT 36.5

48       Microbiota

49       Microchip Analytical Procedures -- QY 90

50       Microdissection -- QS 525

51       Micro-Electrical-Mechanical Systems -- QT 36.5

52       Microfluidic Analytical Techniques -- QY 90

53       Microtechnology -- QT 36.5

54       Mindfulness

55       Miniaturization -- QT 36.5

56       Multimodal Imaging -- WN 180

57       Musculoskeletal Development -- WE 101

58       Nanocomposites -- QT 36.5

59       Nanoparticles

60       Nanotubes -- QT 36.5

61       Nanotubes, Carbon -- QT 36.5

62       Nasal Mucosa -- WV 301

63       Natural Springs

64       Near Drowning

65       Nephrology Nursing -- WY 164

66       Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Biomolecular -- QU 25

67       Nurses, Community Health -- WY 106

68       Nurses, Public Health -- WY 108

69       Nutrition Processes -- QU 145

70       Odontogenesis -- WU 101

71       Organ Culture Techniques -- QS 525

72       Osmoregulation -- QU 375

73       Papanicolaou Test

74       Parish Nursing -- WY 86.5

75       Pediatric Nurse Practitioners -- WY 128

76       Pediatric Obesity

77       Pelvic Organ Prolapse -- WP 155

78       Physiological Processes

79       Phytochemicals

80       Prisoners of War

81       Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic -- WM 420.5.P75

82       Qigong -- WB 543

83       Quality Improvement

84       Quantum Dots -- QT 36.5

85       Recommended Dietary Allowances -- QU 145.7

86       Resistance Training -- QT 256

87       Rubber Dams -- WU 26

88       Rubella Syndrome, Congenital -- QS 675

89       Rural Nursing -- WY 106

90       Salivation -- WI 230

91       Scorpion Stings -- WD 420

92       Seat Belts

93       Senior Centers -- WT 29

94       Slavery -- HT 851-1445

95       Slaves

96       Social Determinants of Health

97       Spectrometry, Fluorescence -- QY 90

98       Sports for Persons with Disabilities -- QT 260-263

99       Sports Nutritional Physiological Phenomena -- QT 263

100       Static Electricity

101       Teratogenesis -- QS 675-681

102       Tobacco Use

103       Transfusion Medicine -- WH 21

104       Tsunamis

105       Workplace Violence

Numerous main index entries and cross references were modified to reflect changes in the MeSH vocabulary. For example:

  • Biological Agents was deleted as a main heading and made a cross reference to Biological Factors.
  • Ch'i Kung, formerly a cross reference to Breathing Exercises, is now a cross reference to Qigong.
  • Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever was changed to Severe Dengue.
  • Carcinogenesis, formerly a cross reference to Neoplasms, is now a main index heading.

To learn more about the NLM Classification see the Fact Sheet.

By Sharon Willis
Cataloging Section, Technical Services Division

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