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, cataloging of books, documents, etc. This collection references MeSH terms published in 2012.

This resource is a provider. This means that while it may have its own prefix, it actually reuses the identifiers provided by the mesh prefix. For all use cases, you should use mesh instead of mesh.2012.

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Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in MeSH 2012 should match this regular expression:

Example Local Unique Identifier
17186   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from MeSH 2012 should match this regular expression:

Example CURIE
Metaregistry MeSH 2012

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 3 mappings to external registries for this resource with 1 unique external prefixes.

Registry Name Registry Metaprefix External Prefix Curate
BioContext biocontext MESH.2012 logo miriam mesh.2012
N2T Name-to-Thing logo n2t mesh.2012

Providers are various services that resolve CURIEs to URLs. The example CURIE None:17186 is used to demonstrate the provides available for this resource. Generation of OLS and BioPortal URLs requires additional programmatic logic beyond string formatting.

Name Metaprefix URI
MeSH 2012 mesh.2012
Bioregistry bioregistry miriam
Name-to-Thing n2t