MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) is the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus. It consists of sets of terms naming descriptors in a hierarchical structure that permits searching at various levels of specificity. This thesaurus is used by NLM for indexing articles from biomedical journals, cataloguing of books, documents, etc.

Prefix
mesh
Alternative Prefixes
MESHCS MSH MESHPP MESHD MESH_DESCRIPTOR_UI MESHA MSH2010_2010_02_22 MESHC MESH_SUPPLEMENTAL_RECORD_UI MESH
Keywords
bioinformatics biomedical science classification life science metascience ontology topics
License
CC0-1.0
Links
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Contact
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Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in Medical Subject Headings should match this regular expression:
^(C|D)\d{6,9}$

Example Local Unique Identifiers
C063233   Resolve
D000001   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from Medical Subject Headings should match this regular expression:
^mesh:(C|D)\d{6,9}$

Example CURIEs
mesh:C063233
mesh:D000001
Publications
1963 Medical subject headings.
Metaregistry Medical Subject Headings

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 14 mappings to external registries for mesh with 6 unique external prefixes.

Registry Name Registry Metaprefix External Prefix Curate
AberOWL aberowl MESH
Basic Register of Thesauri, Ontologies & Classifications bartoc 391
BioContext biocontext MESH
Biolink Model Registry biolink MESH
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal MESH
Cellosaurus Registry cellosaurus MeSH
EDAM Ontology edam 1177
FAIRSharing FAIRSharing logo fairsharing FAIRsharing.qnkw45
Gene Ontology Registry go MeSH
HL7 External Code Systems hl7 2.16.840.1.113883.6.177
Identifiers.org Identifiers.org logo miriam mesh
Name-to-Thing Name-to-Thing logo n2t mesh
Prefix Commons prefixcommons mesh
Wikidata Property Wikidata Property logo wikidata P486
Providers

Providers are various services that resolve CURIEs to URLs. The example CURIE mesh:C063233 is used to demonstrate the provides available for mesh. Generation of OLS and BioPortal URLs requires additional programmatic logic beyond string formatting.

Name Metaprefix URI
Medical Subject Headings mesh https://meshb.nlm.nih.gov/record/ui?ui=C063233
Bioregistry bioregistry https://bioregistry.io/mesh:C063233
Identifiers.org miriam https://identifiers.org/mesh:C063233
Name-to-Thing n2t https://n2t.net/mesh:C063233