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Cataloging and Metadata Management: Using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) in Cataloging

Allowable Qualifiers

  • A specific qualifier allowed in combination with the descriptor
  • Presented as two-letter abbreviations
  • The record for Total Lung Capacity shows that DE (drug effects), ES (ethics), GE (Genetics), IM (immunology), PH (physiology), and RE (radiation effects) are the allowable qualifiers that can be used in combination with this descriptor.

Screen capture of MeSH Browser showing the Allowable Qualifiers for Total Lung Capacity.