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
MESH_DESCRIPTOR_UI MESH_SUPPLEMENTAL_RECORD_UI MESHD MESHPP MESHA MSH MESHCS MESH MESHC
Links
Homepage
Contact
Missing Contact
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

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

Example Local Unique Identifier
C063233   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

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

Example CURIE
mesh:C063233
Metaregistry

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 9 mappings to external registries for mesh.

Registry Name Metaprefix External Prefix
Biolink Model Registry biolink MESH
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal MESH
Cellosaurus Registry cellosaurus MeSH
Gene Ontology Registry go MeSH
Identifiers.org miriam mesh
Name-to-Thing n2t mesh
Prefix Commons prefixcommons MESH
Scholia scholia mesh
Wikidata Property 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
Scholia scholia https://scholia.toolforge.org/mesh/C063233